Medical Negligence

People Spotlight Meet our Nurse Analyst, Mollie Cahill

February 2, 2023
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Written by Lorna Bailey, Associate & Head of Learning and Development

People Spotlight Meet our Nurse Analyst, Mollie Cahill

At Fletchers, we have a rapidly growing team of nurses from a variety of specialised backgrounds whose role it is to review medical records and make decisions based on breach of duty and causation.

Here, we meet Mollie Cahill, a Nurse Analyst with over seven years nursing experience who joined the team last year and is enjoying the variety, scope and challenge the role presents.

 How long have you been a nurse for?

I have been a nurse for seven years. After qualifying in 2016, I started working on a cardiology ward, before moving to the Cardiac Catheter Suite at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in nursing?

I grew up in a family of nurses, with my grandmother owning a residential care home and my older sister as a paediatric nurse. I often visited the care home and its residents, spending time with them and enjoying helping with the evening tea round and any events/activities they had. I eventually started working there once I was able, and this helped me realise my passion for caring for others. Once I qualified as a registered nurse, I found a passion for all things cardiac, providing life-saving treatment and improving the quality of life for patients living with cardiac disease.

When did you start your role with Fletchers?

I started with Fletchers as a Nurse Analyst in April 2022 after being approached by a member of the HR team who asked if I had ever considered this type of role. After doing some of my own research, I was really impressed with what the role entailed and was keen to pursue this new way of helping people.

Tell us about the role of a Nurse Analyst

A Nurse Analyst role is different to a traditional nursing role as it is focuses on analysing vital medical data and requirements in medical negligence cases. It plays a crucial part in providing people with the support they need by ensuring every case is reviewed with an honest, balanced opinion based on evidence and experience. As every case is different, no day is the same and knowing that by providing an opinion, whether positive or negative, provides the support a client needs to move forward is really rewarding.

Tell us about your experience with the Fletchers Group

I work remotely and felt fully supported by colleagues and friends from the minute I accepted the role. From day one, I regularly received a call to check-in and offer support – something so valuable when transitioning to home working. I underwent a thorough induction process, which involved learning the medicolegal process and understanding how cases progress, and I felt fully supported through this training. The training process was tailored to me and once completed, I felt ready and prepared to start my own cases. Although a little daunting at first, I realised you always have a team close at hand to help or advise me whenever I need it – it really does feel like I’m part of one big work-family. I have already learnt so much and look forward to continuing to develop new skills and progress in my career.

What do you find most fulfilling about your role?

One thing that has stood out for me, both before I applied and since starting the role, is how much Fletchers care for their clients; every member of the team is so passionate about securing the best possible outcomes for their cases. There are some really harrowing stories and I take pride in being able to be help people and be a part of making a positive impact on their lives.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I enjoy hiking and outdoor swimming. I love travelling and film photography, often exploring new places each weekend with my partner, and sharing pictures of the views with the MLPS team on a Monday morning.

Do you have any role models and why?

Sir David Attenborough is probably my biggest role model. His pioneering work in film and television sharing glimpses into the natural world was a favourite of mine from a young age. As time has passed, his work with conservation and tackling environmental issues resonates strongly with me. He is an honest and understanding individual, who, by sharing and showcasing the natural world, hopes to inspire us to preserve it and commit to positive action, and this style of positive leadership inspires me on both a professional and a personal level.

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