Daniel Buttress, Research Nurse

Daniel qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2005. Working for the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust, he spent the first year working on a Stroke Rehabilitation ward before spending four and a half years on a Digestive Diseases Ward where he took a course in Nursing the Acutely Ill patient. Daniel then moved into Endoscopy where along with the general clinical responsibilities, ran pre-assessment clinics and would be on an on-call rota for any Endoscopic Emergencies. Daniel undertook the Mentorship Module in 2013. He then moved  to Western Sussex Hospitals Trust to work as an Endoscopy Nurse at Worthing Hospital continuing to provide continuity and evidence based clinical care. A move to Oxfordshire and into the role of Eye Research Nurse in early 2014 demonstrates a versatility and a desire to work and learn in a totally new field of Nursing within an established Research team. Daniel has topped up his nursing diploma to a degree by completing several modules at the University of West London, including among others, an Ophthalmic Nursing Course (2017) and a Service Improvement Dissertation Module (2019). He has an article published in the International Glaucoma Association magazine and is proactive and enthusiastic about promoting the work of ERGO to a wider audience. Daniel co-ordinates several clinical trials, including Geographic Atrophy Gene Therapy, as well as laser treatments for patients with Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. He has also assisted regularly with the Genetics clinics and along with nursing colleagues, joined the COVID-19 trials team of 2020, demonstrating a willingness and ability to diversify within his Nursing role. Outside of the Research Nurse Role, Daniel works shifts for NHS Professionals across the trust to maintain an acute awareness of general nursing and maintain his clinical skills / abilities.