Mrs Carol France

Lecturer in Adult Primary Care Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518832 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Clinical (Acute and Community) and Professional Development Practice


I currently work as a lecturer within The Faculty of Education, Health & Wellbeing at The University of Wolverhampton. My main teaching areas include pre-registration nursing (Degree and Masters route) and return to practice (nursing). I have a particular interest in leadership development and service improvement. My teaching draws on 30 years clinical (acute and community) and professional development practice.

Research interests

Leadership Development and Service Improvement

Membership of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council – Registered Nurse (Adult)

Royal College of Nursing (Inc. education and research forums), Since July 1986

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



Date attained

PG Certificate in Management Studies, Derby University

Social Science (Foundation course) – 30 credits, Open University

4 A Levels (Biology, Economics, Geography, General Studies) Shrewsbury Sixth Form

6 O levels (History, Biology, Eng. Literature & Language, Geography, Chemistry)

4 CSE’s (Maths, Needlecraft, General Science, RE)









Jevon, P., Hewitson, P., Walton, E., Wilson, T and France, C. (2011) Can adapted EWS improve response to deterioration? Nursing Times. 107:3, 14-15.



Supporting practice development within the NHS KSF (co-author poster presentation) – for 2009 HEA Festival of Learning hosted by Wolverhampton University.

Poster Presentation: Improving the care experience for older people – describing the work to develop the role of the older person’s champion with Walsall Hospitals (2007)

Previous professional experience


Date From

Date To

Professional Development Manager, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. Full time (PT from 10/09)

15 years’ experience co-ordinating and facilitating projects to support staff development in both clinical and professional development. This includes career development, clinical supervision, staff nurse development, matron development, action learning, vocational training for healthcare support staff and mentorship and assessment of learners in respect of the above programmes.

Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust: Improvement and Innovation Manager – secondment - Working with the quality and value unit to facilitate project and service improvements including the productive ward programme, enabling ward teams to apply lean principles to release more direct care time to deliver patient care.

Eight years’ experience delivering courses to develop work based assessors and mentors for development programmes, including assessment of NVQ assessors and verifiers in practice.

Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust: Support Nurse to Nurse Director.

Professional and general project support role to Nurse Director. Specific remit for preparing tender for bank & agency services; preparing the Trusts operational plan, clinical policy development and workforce planning.

Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust: Project Nurse, Resource Management. Implemented and evaluated the nursing modules of the Hospitals Integrated patient management system. Key functions included project management, training, module specification design and auditing of system.

NHS Walsall (formally Walsall Health Authority/TPCT): District Nurse. Team Leader responsible for caseload management, assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care. Mentoring and teaching students on placement.

South Birmingham Health Authority: District Nurse: role as above

South Birmingham Health Authority: Student District Nurse: 1 year training post

Central Birmingham Health Authority, QE Hospital: Senior Staff Nurse

Medical (Team leader. Care & management of patients with general medical and rheumatology conditions. Teaching and assessing students, junior staff)

Surgical (Care and management of patients with general surgical conditions. Special interest – colorectal nursing

Central Birmingham Health Authority, QE School of nursing – Student Nurse - 3 year training post.

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