In 2015, my general expertise in Liver disease was recognised by the National Institute of Clinical Care and Health Excellence (NICE) and I was given the title of NICE expert, due to my input into published national guidelines for England and Wales on: Alcohol Misuse Disorders (NICE 2010), Gallstone disease (NICE 2014) and Liver Cirrhosis (2016) as well as being involved in writing quality standards (QS) which set out the priority areas for quality improvement for health and social care and cover areas where there is a variation in care. I was involved in the development of QS’s in Gallstone disease (NICE QS 104, 2016) and Liver disease (NICE QS 152, 2017). These developed guidelines and Quality Standards clearly demonstrate that I have directly impacted on the outcomes of services being developed and delivered for best practice in patient care nationally.
More recently I have been working in close association with the Haemochromatosis Society – Haemochromatosis UK and have been invited as a guest of the Haemochromatosis Society to attend an event in the House of Commons in October 2018 to increase awareness of Genetic Haemochromatosis. This invite is an acknowledgement for my interest and continued contribution in raising awareness of this condition. It is hoped that whilst in the House of Commons we can gain political support and lobby NICE to create National Guidelines on haemochromatosis.
Haemochromatosis UK have requested my input to write nursing best practice guidelines, accredited by the RCN, to be adopted across the UK. I hope to publish a further journal article.
With regards to research, over the years I have undertaken many pharmaceutical clinical research trials as well as 'in house' research (see publication list below). My research interest is in hepatology and I continue to be very active in that field, with article publications.
Membership of professional bodies
Member British Liver Nurse's Association
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Leadership in nursing: default not design.
Regional Student Nurse Conference. June 2018
“Penny’s Plan: dying matters, what can we do.
Sharan Watson, G Mortimore, C O’Reilly
Video for Dying Matters week. May 2018
Ascites: treatment and management
National Gastrointestinal Nursing Conference. Jan 2018
Haemochromatosis: what is it and could you have it?
UoD Blog (July)
Is drinking becoming socially unacceptable?
UoD Blog (May)
How important was dry January?
UoD Blog (February)
Role of the Consultant Pharmacist in clinical practice. R Lewis, G Mortimore Prescriber 29 (8), 19-21
Celebrating 70 years of nursing in an evolving NHS G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 16 (6), 18-20
Primary biliary cholangitis: what's in a name? G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 16 (5), S3-S3
Gallbladder cancer: nursing role in end-of-life care G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 16 (5), S10-S11
We may unknowingly consume dangerous levels of alcohol. G Mortimore Nursing Times
Advanced nurse practitioners: the NHS England framework J Reynolds, G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 16 (2), 14-17
Alcohol: is it all that bad? G Mortimore University of Derby
Ascites: drainage and management. G Mortimore
Dry January: the damaging effects of alcohol on your liver. G Mortimore
Genetic haemochromatosis: diagnosing and treating hereditary iron overload G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 15 (Sup10), S16-S21
Christmas health warnings go down like a sack of coal. G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: a premalignant condition G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 15 (8), 26-33
Primary biliary cholangitis: symptoms, diagnosis and management G Mortimore
Liver disease G Mortimore National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Primary biliary cholangitis symptoms, diagnosis and treatment G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing
FibroScan: assessing cirrhosis and advanced fibrosis with vibration-controlled transient elastography G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 14 (Sup10), S10-S15
Non-invasive Diagnosis of Oesophageal Varices Using Systemic Haemodynamic Measurements by Finometry: Comparison with Other Non-invasive Predictive Scores K Rye, G Mortimore, A Austin, J Freeman Journal of clinical and experimental hepatology 6 (3), 195-202
Cirrhosis in the over 16's: assessment and management G Mortimore National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Advanced liver training: where are the courses? G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 16 (6), 16 - 18
Gallstone disease. G Mortimore National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Non-invasive measurement of systemic haemodynamics by finometry in patients with cirrhosis JG Freeman, K Rye, G Mortimore, A Austin Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Open access
Gallstone disease: diagnosis and management. G Mortimore National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
P37 identifying cirrhotics at risk of paracentesis-induced circulatory dysfunction (PICD): The significance of an early fall in stroke volume C Grant, K Rye, R Scott, J White, G Mortimore, J Freeman, A Austin Journal of Hepatology 60 (1), S79