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David Pinnock

Lecturer in Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Professional Education

January 1987 to April 1990

Registered General Nurse Training (PIN No. 87A1691E)

Peterborough and Stamford centre for nurse education

September 1992 to August 1993

Diploma of Higher Education in critical care nursing

(incorporating E.N.B. course 148)

Oxford Brookes University

April to October 1996

Trauma nursing course

(incorporating E.N.B. course 998)

Nottingham University School of Nursing

September 1998 to October 2000

Master of Science Degree in Advanced Nursing Practice

Nottingham University School of Nursing

(Passed with distinction)

Professional employment

May 1990 to September 1994.

Staff nurse grade D & E.

Nuffield one: Neurosurgical ward, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.

Role summary:

  • Delivering nursing care to groups of patients
  • Occasional ward management
  • Mentoring students

Key achievements:

  • Learning to be a staff nurse
  • Developing specialist nursing skills

September 1994 to January 1995.

Staff nurse grade E.

D10: Neurosurgical ward, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham.

Role summary:

  • Delivering nursing care to groups of patients
  • Managing the occasional shift for the ward and bed management for the unit

Key achievements:

  • Greater experience of traumatic brain injury
  • Further development of specialist skills in the care of neurosurgical patients

January 1995 to October 1996 to May 2000

Staff nurse grade E and Deputy Charge Nurse Grade F.

D8: Spinal Disorders Unit, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham

Role summary:

  • Delivering nursing care to groups of patients
  • Regularly taking charge of the ward
  • Maintaining clinical standards
  • Mentoring students

Key achievements:

  • Developing specialist skills in the care of spinal patients
  • Re-designing neurological assessment
  • Developing a spine specific respiratory assessment tool

October 2000 to November 2001

Health lecturer (part time)

Seconded to Nottingham University School of Nursing

Role summary

  • Teaching, assessing and coordinating spinal disorders and pain management post registration courses

Key achievements

  • Improved confidence as a teacher
  • Insight into organizing a programme of learning

May 2000 to September 2003

Clinical Specialist (Nurse),

With Nottingham Back Team

Role summary

  • Delivering a biopsychosocial programme of care for patients with chronic back pain, in the community as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Triage of patients with back pain and referral to the most appropriate treatment

Key achievements

  • Developed a deeper understanding of back pain
  • Learning physical examination skills
  • Developing interdisciplinary documentation
  • Gaining insight into project working and working in an interdisciplinary team
  • Gaining an understanding of outcome measures

September 2002 to April 2004

Local Improvement Leader (part time)

Seconded to the National Back Pain Collaborative

Role Summary

  • Leading and facilitating an NHS Modernisation Agency initiative to improve services for people with back pain across Nottingham

Key achievements

  • Agreeing referral criteria between every local back pain service as part of a whole community back pain pathway
  • Establishing an advice clinic for NHS staff through occupational health
  • Practical insights into the change process

September 2003 to July 2007

Charge Nurse for Practice and Professional development,

D8,Spinal Disorders Unit, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham.

Role summary

  • Supporting and developing clinical practice and practitioners through clinical teaching, training, role modeling and coaching

Key achievements

  • Developing evidence based specialist care guidelines
  • Established a programme of clinical supervision
  • Devised a programme of in house education
  • Continued service improvement in spinal outpatients

July 2007 to September 2008

Practice development lead / matron

Musculoskeletal and neurosciences directorate Nottingham university hospitals

Role summary

  • Coordinating, directing and delivering practice development across the directorate through supporting ward managers and clinical educators

Key achievements

  • Contributed to improvements in infection control procedures
  • Restarted clinical benchmarking
  • Lead the development of mandatory training for the directorate and mapped and defined mandatory training for the trust

June 2005 to September 2008

Practitioner Health lecturer

Seconded to the school of nursing

Role summary

  • Teaching, assessing and coordinating spinal disorders and pain management post registration courses

Key achievements

  • Made further improvement in ability to teach and assess
  • Amalgamation of two spinal modules into one

Current post

September 2008 to present

Lecturer in Surgical Nursing and Clinical, Nottingham University, Division of Nursing

Teaching Summary

I teach predominantly in pre-registration nursing. I help students learn about nursing across all three years, but I am most involved the third year. I teach on a range of topics related to, and… read more

Research Summary

My research interests are in the area of patient safety, clinical leadership and quality of care. I also maintain a scholarly interest in my areas of clinical expertise (spinal disorders,… read more

  • Module leader STB73 (back pain and spinal trauma)

Other responsibilities

  • Member of the musculoskeletal and Neurosciences PLT
  • Planning clinical practice with the Nottingham Back Team

I teach predominantly in pre-registration nursing. I help students learn about nursing across all three years, but I am most involved the third year. I teach on a range of topics related to, and often informed by, my clinical experience;

  • Essential clinical skills, such as nutrition, medicine administration and resuscitation
  • Pain assessment and management, particularly chronic pain
  • The management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions
  • Clinical assessment skills for recognising and responding to the acutely ill adult
  • Head injury management
  • Spinal trauma management
  • A range of care management skills such as; managing and coping with change , dealing with challenging situations and time management
  • Exploring key elements of practice as a registered professional such as maintaining dignity and understanding leadership and organisational culutures

Some of my time is also spent teaching nurses beyond registration contributing my specialist knowledge of neurosurgery trauma and spinal disorders to various modules and assisting in delivering a module on the theoretical basis of nursing for master students

Current Research

My research interests are in the area of patient safety, clinical leadership and quality of care. I also maintain a scholarly interest in my areas of clinical expertise (spinal disorders, neurosurgery and trauma). As an educator I am keen to develop my pedagogical skills and am currently working as part of a project exploring best practice in relation to personal tutoring.

Future Research

I hope at some point to commence doctoral level study.

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