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School of Health and Society

Jim Blanchflower



Lecturer in physiology and pharmacology for the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Member of:    Curriculum development group for the school

                        Biology steering group



Delivering pharmacology and physiology across the curriculum from level 4 through to M level, including Advance Practice and MA Nursing

Research Interests

Currently researching the training of Non-medical Prescribers

Qualifications and Memberships

2003       MSc. In Health Practice. The University of Salford.  Dep. Of Rehabilitation

1993       P.G.C.E. Bolton Institute of Higher Education.

1987       BSc. Pharmacology 3rd class Hons. From Manchester University.

1984       A levels Biol. B, Gen. Studs. B,Chem. C, Maths & Stats. D, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School.

1982      11 O levels 5As, 5Bs and 1C.




Blanchflower J, Greene L, Thorp C (2013). Breaking down the barriers to nurse prescribing. Nurse Prescribing. Vol 11 (1) 44-47,2013.

Blanchflower J, Greene L, Thorp C, and Stack RJ (2010). Breaking down the barriers to Non-Medical Prescribing by Health Care Professionals – a systematic review (concurrent paper) Prescribing for Success, Manchester, February 2010.

Stack RJ, Blanchflower J, Greene L, and Thorp C (2010). Patient benefits of non-medical prescribing: a systematic literature review (poster presentation) Prescribing for Success, Manchester, February 2010.

Writing of articles for Biological Review Magazine on the following topics:

•           Hormonal manipulation by athletes

•           Control of respiration

•           Pharmacology

Delivery of presentations at two conferences for A level students on the subject of drug use by athletes.

Currently working on an article for ‘The Nursing Times’ on the subject of nurse prescribers.