Jacqui O'Rourke Nurse Advisor and Medical Researcher

Photograph of Jacqui O'Rourke

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Before joining our Clinical Negligence team Jacqui had over 18 years of experience as a registered nurse

Main areas of practice 

During the course of her employment as a nurse, with both the NHS and the Royal Navy, Jacqui gained extensive experience in many fields, including general surgery, emergency care and general practice. 


Jacqui now uses this experience to liaise with clients, assess medical records, research the clinical backgrounds to cases and advise on levels of care within her fields of speciality. 

Significant experience 

Jacqui provides essential support to both our Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury teams and also occasionally assists our Travel and Regulatory teams. She has been involved in a wide range of claims, using her clinical knowledge and nursing background to obtain relevant information from clients and assess medical records.

Other expertise

Jacqui received specialist training in Operating Department nursing with an interest in orthopaedics and plastic surgery. She worked in these specialities for 6 years before joining Blake Lapthorn.

Jacqui’s Blog

Medical Negligence and the Private Sector

The case involving Ian Paterson, the doctor who was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent for performing unnecessary cancer operations, has brought to light questions about the issues surrounding insurance and doctors in the private sector.

Action against Medical Accidents (AVMA) conference

Yesterday I attended an informative conference held by the charity Action against Medical Accidents (avma.org.uk) on the Duty of Candour, which came into effect in November 2014.

Movember and Mens' health issues

Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer, and to raise money for charity.

Related Knowledge & Resources

My visit to Dorset Orthopaedics

Patricia wakeford visited the Dorset Orthopaedics' Ringwood Office to see how they help their clients. Read about her visit here.

The costs conundrum: Access to justice but at what price?

Elizabeth O'Mahony discusses the costs of getting access to justice in PI Brief Update.

Smile4Wessex funds new 3D technology at Southampton General Hospital

Smile 4 Wessex has agreed to fund the purchase of a 3D endoscope for Southampton General Hospital.

Guide to Clinical Negligence Claims

Clinical negligence claims arise when incorrect medical treatment is provided. Claims can be complicated and require specialist opinions.

Clinical Negligence: What happens if court proceedings are started?

Our Clinical Negligence team offer advice on when claims are unable to be settled outside of court.

Liability in a clinical negligence case

Our Clinical Negligence team provide guidance on the issue of liability in clinical negligence cases. Here is a guide which covers what you can expect to happen during your claim.