Staff profile

Gerri Mortimore

Senior Lecturer




College of Health and Social Care


School of Nursing and Professional Practice


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a nurse with over 35 years of clinical experience, spanning both medical and surgical nursing (including intensive, coronary care and theatre/recovery). Years of advanced practice has given me a unique experience and perspective which can be applied in multiple settings. In 2002 I took on the role as Lead Nurse, to set up the first nurse-led liver clinics in Derby to review patients with abnormal LFT's, fatty liver, autoimmune disease Hepatitis B and C, Haemochromatosis and alcohol. Part of this role was to set up liver surveillance for all cirrhotic patients, set up venesection training for training  and initiated and ran the nurse-led ascitic drain service.

Teaching responsibilities

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Professional interests

In 2015, my general expertise in Liver disease was recognised by the National Institute of Clinical Care and Health Excellence (NICE) and I was given the title of NICE expert, due to my input into published national guidelines for England and Wales on: Alcohol Misuse Disorders (NICE 2010), Gallstone disease (NICE 2014) and Liver Cirrhosis (2016) as well as being involved in writing quality standards (QS) which set out the priority areas for quality improvement for health and social care and cover areas where there is a variation in care. I was involved in the development of QS’s in Gallstone disease (NICE QS 104, 2016) and Liver disease (NICE QS 152, 2017). These developed guidelines and Quality Standards clearly demonstrate that I have directly impacted on the outcomes of services being developed and delivered for best practice in patient care nationally.

More recently I have been working in close association with the Haemochromatosis Society – Haemochromatosis UK and have been invited as a guest of the Haemochromatosis Society to attend an event in the House of Commons in October 2018 to increase awareness of Genetic Haemochromatosis. This invite is an acknowledgement for my interest and continued contribution in raising awareness of this condition. It is hoped that whilst in the House of Commons we can gain political support and lobby NICE to create National Guidelines on haemochromatosis.

Haemochromatosis UK have requested my input to write nursing best practice guidelines, accredited by the RCN, to be adopted across the UK. I hope to publish a further journal article.

Research interests

With regards to research, over the years I have undertaken many pharmaceutical clinical research trials as well as 'in house' research (see publication list below). My research interest is in hepatology and I continue to be very active in that field, with article publications.

Membership of professional bodies

Member British Liver Nurse's Association

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Recent conferences

Conference Presentations


Conference Presentations

Leadership in nursing: default not design.

G Mortimore

Regional Student Nurse Conference. June 2018


“Penny’s Plan: dying matters, what can we do.

Sharan Watson, G Mortimore, C O’Reilly

Video for Dying Matters week. May 2018


Ascites: treatment and management

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National Gastrointestinal Nursing Conference. Jan 2018

In the media

UoD Blog



Haemochromatosis: what is it and could you have it?

G Mortimore


UoD Blog (July)


Is drinking becoming socially unacceptable?

G Mortimore

UoD Blog (May)


How important was dry January?

G Mortimore

UoD Blog (February)

Recent publications


Role of the Consultant Pharmacist in clinical practice. R Lewis, G Mortimore Prescriber 29 (8), 19-21

Celebrating 70 years of nursing in an evolving NHS G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 16 (6), 18-20

Primary biliary cholangitis: what's in a name? G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 16 (5), S3-S3

Gallbladder cancer: nursing role in end-of-life care G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 16 (5), S10-S11

We may unknowingly consume dangerous levels of alcohol. G Mortimore Nursing Times

Advanced nurse practitioners: the NHS England framework J Reynolds, G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 16 (2), 14-17

Alcohol: is it all that bad? G Mortimore University of Derby

Ascites: drainage and management. G Mortimore

Dry January: the damaging effects of alcohol on your liver. G Mortimore


Genetic haemochromatosis: diagnosing and treating hereditary iron overload G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 15 (Sup10), S16-S21

Christmas health warnings go down like a sack of coal. G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: a premalignant condition G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 15 (8), 26-33

Primary biliary cholangitis: symptoms, diagnosis and management G Mortimore

Liver disease G Mortimore National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Primary biliary cholangitis symptoms, diagnosis and treatment G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing


FibroScan: assessing cirrhosis and advanced fibrosis with vibration-controlled transient elastography G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 14 (Sup10), S10-S15

Non-invasive Diagnosis of Oesophageal Varices Using Systemic Haemodynamic Measurements by Finometry: Comparison with Other Non-invasive Predictive Scores K Rye, G Mortimore, A Austin, J Freeman Journal of clinical and experimental hepatology 6 (3), 195-202

Cirrhosis in the over 16's: assessment and management G Mortimore National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Advanced liver training: where are the courses? G Mortimore Gastrointestinal Nursing 16 (6), 16 - 18

Gallstone disease. G Mortimore National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)


Non-invasive measurement of systemic haemodynamics by finometry in patients with cirrhosis JG Freeman, K Rye, G Mortimore, A Austin Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Open access


Gallstone disease: diagnosis and management. G Mortimore National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

P37 identifying cirrhotics at risk of paracentesis-induced circulatory dysfunction (PICD): The significance of an early fall in stroke volume C Grant, K Rye, R Scott, J White, G Mortimore, J Freeman, A Austin Journal of Hepatology 60 (1), S79

Blog Posts

Genetic haemochromatosis is thought to affect 1 in 200 people in the UK. But despite this, most people have never heard of the condition. Gerri Mortimore, Lecturer in Post-registration Health Care at the University of Derby, looks at the health implications of this disorder.

Is drinking becoming socially unacceptable? Gerri Mortimore, Lecturer in Post-registration Health Care at the University of Derby, investigates the latest statistics.

Gerri Mortimore, Lecturer in Post-registration Health Care at the University of Derby, asks is alcohol really all that bad?