Dr Bill Whitehead

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Job title: Assistant Head of Subject (Nursing)

Email: w.whitehead@derby.ac.uk
Personal website: scholar.google.com/citations?user=d5--E0YAAAAJ&hl=en
Phone No: 01332 592133
Room: N308c

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Latest news

Derby's Hospital Trust in award bid for the training of nurses www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/Derby-s-Hospital-Trust-award-bid-training-nurses/story-18845699-detail/story.html#axzz2UzfTjy3p

Recent publications


Specialist Nurse Mentors in Nursing Times 28 November 2006
Will graduate entry free nursing from the shackles of class and gender oppression? in Nursing Times 1 June 2010
Does the risk of reprisal prevent nurses in the NHS from blowing the whistle on bad practice? in Nursing Times 2 November 2010
Are newly qualified nurses prepared for practice? in Nursing Times 17 May 2011
Treat nurses and doctors the same when it comes to whistleblowing in Nursing Times online edition 23 August, 2011 www.nursingtimes.net/treat-nurses-and-doctors-the-same-when-it-comes-to-whistleblowing/5033826.article
Google Scholar Profile: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=d5--E0YAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra
"Nurses should defy the deeply embedded doctor-nurse game" in Nursing Times 1 November 2011
Supporting newly qualified nurses in the UK: A systematic literature review, Nurse Education Today April 2013 www.nurseeducationtoday.com/article/S0260-6917(13)00010-5/abstract
Using more healthcare areas for placements, Nursing Times, June 26 2013
Getting the most out of your clinical placement, Nursing Times, September 18 2013

Faculty: Education, Health and Sciences

School: School of Health and Social Care

Subject Area: Nursing and Healthcare Practice

Assistant subject head of nursing, with responsibility for pre-registration adult nursing and line management of a third of the nurse lecturer team.
Preceptor preparation course leader.

Teaching responsibilities

Professional; ethics; leadership and managment; education; research; preceptorship.

Professional interests

Education in the Clinical Environment; nursing preceptorship, transititon from student to professional

Research interests

Clinical education in hospital practice settings; nursing preceptorship
Currently engaged in a nursing preceptorship research project with Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Membership of professional bodies and advisory committees


Nursing and Midwifery Council
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Recent Conferences


Presentation of 'Is nursing an oppressed profession' at Issues In Professionalism Conference 5th July 2011
Presentation of preceptorship research findings at European Federation of Nurse Educators Conference, Cardiff, 2012
http://derby.openrepository.com/derby/handle/10545/292596  
Presentation of preceptorship research findings at RCN International Nursing Research Conference, Belfast, 2013
Presentation of preceptorship research findings at RCN Nurse Education Conference, Glasgow, 2013
Presentation of preceptorship research findings at NET Conference, Cambridge, 2013

Additional Interests and Activities

External Moderator for University of Liverpool and University of Hull.

Media experience

Press release in Nursing Times 17 May Issue page 6 "Clinical Facilitators Boost Staff Retention"Judge on panel for Student Nursing Times Awards
Radio Derby interview 6 Sept 2013 1715 on NMC revalidation

Undergraduate qualifications

  • Registered General Nurse, UKCC ENB
  • BA (Hons) History and Politics, University of Nottingham

Postgraduate qualifications

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Continuing Education, University of Nottingham

Research qualifications

  • PhD on the effects of clinical facilitator nurses on medical wards, University of Nottingham

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