Ms Gill Boast

Senior Lecturer in Community Nursing

Email address: G.Boast@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 01902 323170 Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Areas of expertise: Community Nursing

About

Following completion of the Post Graduate Certificate in Education I commenced as a part time lecturer in August 2017. I have always enjoyed teaching and mentoring in the clinical setting and am now keen to provide high standards of teaching and learning opportunities in my role at the University of Wolverhampton. I am also the Professional Lead and Facilitator for General Practice Nursing in East Staffordshire and this enables me to maintain my clinical skills. Prior to nursing in Primary Care I worked as a Ward Sister in Trauma and Orthopaedics and a Staff Nurse in Accident and Emergency and General Surgery. I moved in to Primary Care in 1994, initially as a School Nurse, but moved in to General Practice Nursing in 1998. I became an Independent and Supplementary nurse prescriber in 2009 and now teach on the V300 course. I am a Queen’s Nurse and have worked with the Queen’s Nursing Institute on their resources for new practice nurses and also the transition of care from child to adult project. As a Queen’s Nurse I was part of a virtual group discussion with the Nursing and Midwifery Council looking at the skills and competencies for a newly qualified nurse. I am also one of the volunteers of the WeGPNs group on Twitter.

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education for Health, Social and Allied Professionals
  • BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice
  • Post Graduate Award Hypertension and Nephropathy
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing
  • Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate
  • ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice
  • Counselling for Health Care Workers
  • Care of the Highly Dependent Child in the Community
  • National Respiratory Training Centre Diploma in Asthma Care
  • Marie Curie Breast and Cervical Screening Certificate
  • Warwick Certificate in Diabetes Care

Publications

Practice Nursing Journal

Boast, G. (2015) Highlighting the value of mentoring students in general practice. Practice Nursing 26 (11) pp 560-563

 

Conference Presentations

Recipe for Success workshop – Student Nurse placements in General Practice. Health Education England Midlands and East General Practice Nursing Conference. March 2017.

 

Invited Presentations:

  1. ‘What makes a good placement?’ Queen’s Nursing Institute Annual Conference, Royal College of General Practitioners, London. September 2016
  2. ‘Resilience in the world of General Practice.’ Best Practice in Nursing, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. October 2015

 

 

Previous professional experience

  • Professional Lead for Practice Nursing
  • General Practice Nurse Facilitator
  • Practice Nurse, Wetmore Road Surgery
  • Practice Nurse, Derby University Branch Surgery            
  • Practice Nurse, Stapenhill Medical Centre                           
  • School Nurse, Premier Health                                                
  • Bank Staff Nurse                                                                  
  • Senior Ward Sister, Trauma & Orthopaedics                           
  • Junior Ward Sister, Trauma & Orthopaedics                            
  • Senior Staff Nurse, Accident & Emergency                                       
  • Staff Nurse, General Surgery                                                 
  • Student Nurse, Nottingham                                                           
  • Student Nurse, Oswestry                                                      
  • Care Assistant

Further information

  • Queen’s Nursing Institute
  • National Wound Care forum
  • WeGPNs volunteer - Twitter