Ms Alison Hay

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Email address: A.Hay@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 518614 Location: Wolverhampton Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Mental Health and Mental Illness

About

I have a clinical background in community mental health nursing and have worked across Shropshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands supporting individuals and families experiencing mental health problems. My clinical roles include setting up new services and managing a multi-professional locality team. I have held senior nursing positions within a NHS Trust with direct responsibility for quality standards and medicines management.

In 2004 I moved into Higher Education as a Senior Lecturer, initially at Staffordshire University and latterly at the University of Wolverhampton. This role facilitates opportunities to make a difference to the lives of those experiencing mental ill health by influencing the next generation of our nursing and healthcare workforce. My aim is to ensure that practitioners have the required skills, competencies, attributes and values to effectively respond to meeting the needs of those accessing mental health services, including their family and carers.

Research interests

Researching the incidence of Secondary Traumatic Stress/Vicarious Trauma in student nurse populations.  Also supported (as secondary researcher) the impact of resuscitation events upon student nurses.

All areas of Mental Health and Mental Illness.  Specialist interest in psychosis and perinatal mental health including post-partum psychosis. Other areas of expertise include psycho-social interventions; medication management (particularly in relation to psychotropic medications); family and carer involvement – including Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT); and secondary traumatic stress.

Membership of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Part 3 of the Register

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) recorded qualifications – Specialist Practitioner (Community Mental Health)

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) recorded qualifications - Nurse Teacher

English National Board – Higher Award

English National Board – Women’s Health Issues (ENB N13)

English National Board – Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice (ENB 998)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (Number: 40618)

Member of the Royal College of Nursing

Qualifications

Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) (Shropshire and Staffordshire School of Nursing and Midwifery)

1990

Extra Mural Diploma in Nursing (University of London)

1995

BSc (Hons) Community Nursing (Mental Health) (University of Central England)

1999

Post-graduate Diploma Higher and Professional Education (PgDHPE) (Distinction) (Staffordshire University)

2013

Certificate of Professional Development: Research Supervision (Level 7) (Staffordshire University)

2013

MA Higher and Professional Education (Distinction) (Staffordshire University)

2014

Publications

Publications

 

Hay, A., Bradley, E., Nolan, P. (2004) Supplementary Nurse Prescribing, Nursing Standard, 18;41: 33-39. http://journals.rcni.com/doi/abs/10.7748/ns2004.06.18.41.33.c3633

 

Hay, A., Hemingway, S. and Jones, S. (2009) Non-Medical Prescribing in Gray, R. and Harris, N. (EDS) (2009) Medication Management in Mental Health. London: Blackwell Publishing. ISBN-10: 1405132892.

 

Keighley, C and Hay, A (In Progress) A critical incident analysis of student nurses learning from cardiopulmonary resuscitation events

 

Hay, A. and Morgan A. (In Progress) An enquiry into the emotional preparedness, and response to potential secondary trauma, in student nurses undertaking clinical placements as part of a pre-registration nursing programme provided at a Higher Education Institution in the United Kingdom (UK).

 

 

Conference Presentations

 

Title of Event or Paper Given

 

Organizers

Dates

Conference Poster Display – Clinical Governance for Real.

 

South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust

7th March 2002

Conference Poster Presentation – Supplementary Prescribing (Team Issues).

Mary Seacole Research Centre, De Montford University

 

24th Sept 2002

Conference Presentation

Supplementary Prescribing: Health Professionals Perceptions

The Moat House, Acton Trussel, South Staffordshire Healthcare

 

 

6th & 7th Nov 2002

Poster Presentation – Developments in Medicines Management

South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust

12th August 2003

 

Presentation - Nurse Prescribing and Medicines Management. South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust Annual General Meeting.

South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust

24th September 2003

 

Conference PresentationDicing with My Mental Health. The Moat House, Acton Trussell, Staffordshire.

 

South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust

 

26th & 27th November 2003

 

Conference Presentation - Implementing Nurse Prescribing.

 

Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust

 

11th June 2004

 

Workshop Presentation - Implementing Nurse Prescribing. 

 

Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority.

 

17th June 2004

 

Conference Presentation: Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health Workshop.

 

 

Workshop Presentation: Behavioural Family Work with Older People

 

Birmingham and The Black Country Strategic Health Authority

 

Meriden Learning Event, Birmingham

 

3rd February 2005

 

 

4th May 2006

 

Conference Presentation: Foundations for Success: Developing the role of Assistant Practitioner

 

Conference Presentation: Employability: Making strides, moving forward

 

 

Staffordshire University

 

 

Staffordshire University

 

8th May 2012

 

30th June 2015

Previous professional experience

Company Name

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South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Job Title

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Senior Nurse

Dates

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2002-2005

Work Description

:

Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement with a specific focus on Medication Management and Non-Medical Prescribing. Organisation of Masterclass and Conferences on medicines management and non-medical prescribing.

 

Company Name

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Institute of Psychiatry, London

Job Title

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Honorary Tutor

Dates

:

2002-2004

Work Description

:

Honorary tutor to support teaching

Company Name

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The Foundation NHS Trust (Stafford)

Job Title

:

Locality Manager/CPN

Dates

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1998-2001

Work Description

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Setting up a service in Primary Care to meet the mental health needs of the local population. Also managed services in a locality including Day Hospital provision and Locality Crisis service.

 

Company Name

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Shropshire’s Mental Health NHS Trust

Job Title

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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Dates

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1991-1998

Work Description

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Delivering a range of individual and family based therapeutic interventions within community and home based settings and also a link nurse for a RAF base.

Company Name

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Shropshire’s Mental Health NHS Trust

Job Title

:

Staff Nurse

Dates

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1990 - 1991

Work Description

:

Staff nurse at a Day Hospital delivering group based therapeutic interventions + Staff Nurse at a Community Hospital delivering care to individuals experiencing a range of Dementia type symptoms and end of life care.