Mrs Linda McGrath

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Email address: Linda.McGrath@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 51 8922 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: NMC fitness to practice issues, legal and ethical aspects of nursing and healthcare

About

I have been qualified as a nurse since 1988 having completed a 2 year Enrolled Nurse (General) course. I converted to RGN in 1996. I have had a variety of clinical experience including Care of the Elderly/Palliative Care/Trauma & Orthopaedics/General Surgery/Urology. ITU experience includes General/Major Injuries & Burns/Neuro/Cardiac/Liver.

I have been in Nurse Education since 2005.

I have been an NMC Fitness to Practice Panellist since 2009.

Research interests

  • Fitness to practice/suitability issues
  • Burns and trauma
  • Legal and ethical aspects of healthcare

Membership of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Qualifications

  • PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • MA in Medical Ethics and Law
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing
  • Enrolled Nurse
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Enrolled Nurse Conversion Course
  • ENB 941 Care of the Elderly
  • ENB 931 Care of the Dying
  • ENB100 General Intensive Care Course
  • LEO Leading Empowered Organisations

Publications

Conference Presentations:

BACCN (British Association of Critical Care Nurses) Conference – September 2008 York

“An Interprofessional approach to teaching and learning on the psychological aspects of care in ITU” with 2 colleagues – James Pearson-Jenkins & Brian Bell

Previous professional experience

  • NMC Fitness to Practice Investigating Committee Panel Member
  • SOH, University of Wolverhampton – Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing
  • Staff Nurse – Honorary Contract, SOCC (ITU), Selly Oak Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham (UHB) NHS Trust – 1 clinical shift per month - ongoing
  • Staff Nurse to Sister – SOCC, UHB NHS Trust including General ITU QE Hosp 1997-1998, Selly Oak General ITU 1998-1999,
  • Liver ITU 2001-2002 (all posts were rotational)
  • South Warwickshire NHS Trust – Warwick & Stratford Upon Avon Hospitals – Enrolled Nurse to Staff Nurse on various wards – Eden Ward, Guy Ward, Robert Duke Ward & Willoughby Ward.  C/O patients – elderly, palliative care, day case surgery, orthopaedics, general surgery, urology, trauma, lithotripsy. Pre & post op care of surgical patients.  Mentoring to student nurses
  • Staff Nurse – Myton Hospice, Warwick
  • UHB NHS Trust, Birmingham – Staff Nurse to Sister – rotational post on several ITU’s in the Trust.  Main responsibilities – c/o ITU patients including General, Trauma, Burns, Vascular, Neuro, Cardiac, Transplantation, Liver, Maxillo-Facial, MOD patients following repatriation.  Mentoring & Assessing of new staff to the units, students both pre& post reg.  Regular shift co-ordinator managing a large group of ITU patients of all levels, management of staff, co-ordination of admissions & discharges with several medical/surgical teams, bed management etc.
  • Myton Hospice, Warwick – Staff Nurse secondment for 6 months.  Duties included total Holistic care of patient & family both in and out patients.
  • Staff Nurse – Warwick Hospital (Willoughby Ward – General Surgery & Urology)
  • Enrolled Nurse Conversion Course Student – Guy Ward, Warwick Hospital (Trauma & Orthopaedics)
  • Enrolled Nurse – Eden Ward (GP Medicine & Palliative Care), Stratford-Upon-Avon Hospital, South Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Enrolled Nurse – Robert Duke Ward (as above)
  • Pupil Nurse – North London School of Nursing, Whittington Hospital, London