Staff profile

Dr Bill Whitehead

Clinical lead University of Derby Asymptomatic Testing Sites

Photo of Bill Whitehead presenting an award off camera


Health, Social, and Community Work




St Helena, Chesterfield, Britannia Mill, Derby Campus, Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am currently providing clinical leadership for the University of Derby Covid 19 Asymptomatic Testing Sites.

I have a particular interest in the organisational structures within the healthcare industry related to supporting newly qualified nurses and practice and clinical education in general.

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Experience in industry

I practised as a hospital-based nurse and educator from 1987 to 2005. I maintain a close involvement with the healthcare industry through local partnership working and national networks such as the Clinical Nurse Educator network (CNEnet). 

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Recent publications

Three nursing students working in the University's mock ward

Dr Bill Whitehead, Deputy Dean of the College of Health and Social Care at the University of Derby, discusses the importance of the transition period for student nurses to registered nurses in order to retain vital nursing staff.

Student nurses talking to each other

How different is it from being a student nurse to a registered nurse in practice? Dr Bill Whitehead at the University of Derby explains the transition.

Clear Syringe

Dr Bill Whitehead, Head of Department of Health Care Practice at the University of Derby, explains why there is a nursing shortage and what can be done.