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bill whitehead

bill whitehead

University of Derby

deputy dean for College of Health and Social Care UoD


My University of Derby Webpage is at:

Clinical Nurse Educator Network UK - University of Derby

The full pdf text of my 100,000 word PhD thesis on Clinical Facilitators is at:

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  • Comment on: 'Separating the mentor role brings risks and opportunities'

    bill whitehead's comment 25 June, 2019 7:48 pm

    A measured, informative and interesting article from my expert colleague Dr Jan Royal-Fearn.

  • Comment on: ‘Preceptorship support is an effective way to invest in NQNs’

    bill whitehead's comment 7 December, 2018 7:31 pm

    thanks for your positive comments Jaden. I'd be interested in seeing your research into peer support. An important finding from our preceptorship research was that peer support is one of the best ways for NQNs to benchmark their abilities and helps them see that they are progressing at a reasonable rate. Otherwise, often, NQNs continuously compare themselves with more experienced staff and feel that they will never be good enough.

  • Comment on: Maintaining student enrolment after the removal of bursaries

    bill whitehead's comment 19 June, 2018 6:21 pm

    I agree that learning disability nursing is highly important. There are many programmes which are struggling to recruit at national level for a variety of reasons. These are equally important to RN adult and RNMH featured here. RNLD is not forgotten by us. We simply were never commissioned by Health Education England for learning disability nursing under the old regime but we are planning to offer RNLD from 2019 at University of Derby. This is explicitly because it is an important profession needed locally and nationally to provide for the health and social care needs of the population.
    Bill Whitehead, co-author and deputy dean of the College of Health and Social Care, University of Derby

  • Comment on: Hollywood film inspires new scheme to retain newly qualified nurses

    bill whitehead's comment 5 March, 2018 11:26 am

    What a fantastic sounding initiative. Good for both the newly qualified nurses and as a useful and fulfilling front line role for senior nurses supporting them.

  • Comment on: Exclusive: Placement cash 'too late' to drive large student rise

    bill whitehead's comment 7 October, 2017 10:07 am

    Locally in Derbyshire we had already more than doubled the number of mental health nurses and increased the number of adult nurses considerably for September 2017 over and above last year’s numbers of course 🙂. This had all been done in partnership with Derbyshire placement providers ahead of this announcement in a planned and safe way and we had already recruited the students at the time of the announcement of increased placement funding for placement providers. Therefore, the promise of increased placement funding to support this for Derbyshire NHS Trusts and other placement providers is very welcome.

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