Karina Jackson, dermatology nurse consultant
Area of expertise: nurse led services, adult medical dermatology, non-medical prescribing
Karina Jackson has worked as a nurse in the NHS since 1987. She has worked predominantly in the speciality of dermatology as a ward sister, researcher, nurse specialist and as a consultant nurse since 2005.
Her area of expertise is in the management of inflammatory skin disease and she has worked in the severe adult psoriasis and eczema services for a number of years.
She leads a team of dermatology nurses who provide services, including systemic therapy clinics and topical day-care. She developed the Eczema Education Programme for parents and is currently developing psychology services to support patients with skin disease.
Education and training
- Registered Nurse training at Nottingham School of Nursing
- BA (Hons), Sheffield Hallam University
- Diploma in Clinical Research, John Moores University
- MSc in Advancing Professional Healthcare Practice at King's College London (KCL)
- Non-medical prescriber training, KCL.
- nurse led clinics in medicines management
- topical therapy
- systemic therapy monitoring
- biological therapies
- Patient and parental educational interventions
- psychological well-being.
Karina is lead for specialist nursing education in department and developed a dermatology care course for nurses in collaboration with KCL School of Nursing and Midwifery which can be taken as part of an MSc Advanced Practice Programme and more recently a skin surgery course for nurses.
She is the founder and past chair of British Dermatological Nursing Group nurse prescribing sub-group and biologics sub-group and past member of BDNG scientific committee. She is currently consultant editor of Dermatological Nursing.
- Educational interventions in chronic inflammatory skin disease.
- Service innovation grant (2008) to develop and run a parental eczema education programme in Lambeth.
- British Journal of Nursing awards – dermatology category (2011) high commendation for the Eczema Education Programme
- Psychological support in severe skin disorders (2014).