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Practice Teaching and Learning

Evidence-based practice education is crucial to producing graduates who are ready for their chosen profession. Our research explores the impact of the latest innovations in practice learning across three broad areas: Health; Society and Interprofessional education. We are developing a Greater Manchester Hub for evaluating and disseminating innovations, development and research into new models of health and social care education. This supports the integrated health and social care agenda.

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Find out more about some of our work in this area:

Researchers: Lisa Littlewood Dr Jackie Leigh

We are actively engaged in a Greater Manchester Combined Authority project to enhance clinical leadership of student nurses when engaging in practice through implementation of a new coaching model. We are producing a flexible model that not only supports the clinical leadership development of the future nursing leaders in line with any new NMC standards but develops the leadership abilities for current students and newly registered nurses through their involvement in the models implementation and evaluation.

For further information and to get involved contact: Lisa Littlewood

Researchers: Dr Jackie Leigh, Lyn Rosen, Maria Grant, Tyler Warburton

This  evaluation for Health Education England North West critically explored the experience of non-credit bearing Multi-Professional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice (MSLAP) programmes in NHS, private, voluntary and independent settings under an agreement with the University of Bolton from the perspectives of key stakeholders. Provided is the evidence of what works to  enable a consistent approach to building mentorship capability, capacity and quality across Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) within Greater Manchester.

For further information and to get involved contact Dr Jackie Leigh

Researchers: Dr Jackie Leigh, Dr Emma Gillaspy

This project critically evaluates the impact of a multiple intake model from different perspectives: curriculum design; student experience; staff experience; and organisational systems and processes.The findings will inform the development of a clear set of guidelines and recommendations that can be used to influence current and future curriculum delivery models for undergraduate nursing education including practice learning.

For further information and to get involved contact Dr Jackie Leigh

PhD and Professional Doctorate students who are actively researching within the field of practice learning:

  • Lisa Littlewood: Critically exploring coaching for undergraduate student nurses (supervisors Dr Jackie Leigh and Dr Elaine Ball)
  • Qun Wang: Analysis of student nurses’ experiences of cultural training and delivering culturally competent care (supervisors Dr Jackie Leigh and Dr Elaine Ball)
  • Sue Mackie: Incident reporting in nursing homes (supervisor Dr Jackie Leigh)
  • Maha Alraheedi: Emotional intelligence and leadership (supervisor Dr Celia Hynes)
  • Pan Manchester Practice Placement Strategic links 
  • Post Bursary and Apprenticeships Greater Manchester 
  • Salford Care Farm (practice placement opportunities) 
  • University Link lecturer partnership across the multiple healthcare organisations 
  • Salford Business School and DFE for the Executive Principal MBA
  • Collaborations with Health Education England West Midlands to evaluate Triumvirate Leadership programme  
  • Dr Jacqueline Leigh is Non-Executive Director of Healthwatch Salford

Latest news

Mon 4 Sep 2017

Unclear education roles to support practice learning – A blog post by Dr Jackie Leigh @JackieALeigh
HEIs are responding to the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Consultation on Standards of Proficiency for Registered nurses. Also required is for HEIs to tell the NMC their views on the Education Framework: Standards for Education and Training. The NMC refer to their standards as being ambitious, setting out the enhanced knowledge and skills that […]

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