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Jenny Adams

PositionCPD / SSPRD Lead
Location2.07
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Feedback HoursMonday and Wednesday. 9.30am to 5.30pm
Telephone01274 236472
Emailj.adams@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

Nursing homes, care homes.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

I teach health promotion, non-medical prescribing and research methods on both undergraduate and post graduate programmes. I supervise final stage MSc students and I am personal academic tutor to nurses and other health professionals on post registration programmes.

Administrative Responsibilities

Coordination and leadership for post-registration / postgraduate programmes in the School of Nursing.

Biography

I started nurse training in 1978 and have worked with diverse groups of people across all ages as a midwife and as a health visitor. I hold registration with the NMC as a nurse, health visitor and Lecturer/Practice educator.

As a practice development nurse, working across an area health authority and newly formed primary care trust I was responsible for the implementation of non-medical prescribing in the area at a time of massive change in primary care and community nursing. I became interested in how nurses practice in different settings and roles as a result of implementing this project..

I have been a lecturer in the School of Nursing since 2002 and I am responsible for coordinating post registration and post graduate programmes in the School of Nursing. I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2007

I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to study for a PhD, commencing in 2013 on a part time basis. The aim of the study is to improve the recognition of acute physical deterioration in the health of nursing home residents with particular reference to the role of admissions assessment and ongoing monitoring of physical health.  My interest in the subject for my PhD study came as a result of being involved in data collection in nursing homes for a research project exploring the care of people with Parkinson’s disease living in care homes.

Study History

  • Current - PhD study, University of Bradford
  • 2010 - Master of Research (Merit), University of Bradford
  • 2005 - BSc Hons. Combined Health Studies (2:1), University of Bradford
  • 2004 - PGC HEP (Distinction), University of Bradford
  • 1999 - NMC V100 Nurse Prescribing, University of Huddersfield
  • 1984 - RHV, University of Hull
  • 1978 to 1983 - RN, RM, Hull School of Nursing and Midwifery

Professional Activities

2015 – present. Better Health in Care Homes International advisory group member.

Publications

2015 UK Dementia Congress. Symposium, ‘How does assessment on admission to a nursing home inform the ongoing monitoring of a resident’s health and the recognition and response to acute deterioration in physical health?’ November 2015.

Adams J E (2014) Non- Medical Prescribing In: Armitage et al. eds. Medicines management in hospice settings toolkit.2nd ed. Bristol, Children’s Hospices UK.  [online] http://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/news/4603_medicines_management_toolkit.

Adams J E (2014) Regulatory Compliance  In: Armitage et al. eds. Medicines management in hospice settings toolkit. 2nd ed. Bristol, Children’s Hospices UK.  [online] http://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/news/4603_medicines_management_toolkit.

2013 UK Dementia Congress. Symposium ‘Reducing avoidable hospital admissions’ , November 2013.

Adams J E (2010) Non- Medical Prescribing In: Armitage et al. eds. Medicines management in hospice settings toolkit. Bristol, Children’s Hospices UK.  pp11-30.

Adams J E (2010) Regulatory Compliance  In: Armitage et al. eds. Medicines management in hospice settings toolkit. Bristol, Children’s Hospices UK.  pp 125-133.

Armitage G,  Adams J, Newell R, Coates D, Ziegler L, Hodgson I, Caring for persons with Parkinson's disease in care homes: Perceptions of residents and their close relatives. Journal of Research in Nursing, Jul 2009; vol. 14: pp. 333 - 348.

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