Ms Jayne Murphy

Senior Lecturer in Specialist Practice

Email address: Phone number: 01902 51 8632 Location: Wolverhampton Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Areas of expertise: Health Assessment & Nurse Prescribing


I started my NHS career as a Health Care Assistant in the 1990s and continued on to undertake my registered nurse training at the University of Wolverhampton School of Health.  I developed an affinity for community nursing so made the decision to apply for posts in the community on qualifying.  My first post was a community staff nurse and I developed both clinical and assessment skills within this role.  I was fortunate enough to secure a place on the Specialist Practice District Nursing Course, again at the University of Wolverhampton.  On qualifying as a Specialist Practitioner I worked as a District Nursing Team Leader and then moved into the post of Community Matron eighteen months later.  After a period as a Community Matron, I was encouraged to become a Practice Education Facilitator to support the workforce in education and training whilst maintaining a clinical role and I remained in this role for seven years but for the last two of those years I also undertook the role of project lead for dementia within the organisation, developing the strategic plan and delivering education in dementia care.  Last year an opportunity came up to join the specialist practice team at the University and I was successfully appointed.  I now module lead for Health Assessment and Nurse Prescribing as well as supporting the Specialist Practice Programme and teach across the faculty in other departments.

I am a certified Positive Approach to Care ™ trainer in dementia.

Research interests

  • Prescribing Practice
  • Nurse Leadership
  • Legal and ethical aspects of healthcare


Masters in Medical Ethics and Law

Date attained:

July 2014

Masters in Education for Health Care Practitioners

Date attained:

July 2010

PGCert LongTerm Conditions

Date attained:

July 2007

BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice District Nursing

Date attained:

September 2004

Diploma in Higher Education Adult Nursing

Date attained:

October 2000

Previous professional experience

Dementia Project Lead – 2012 - 2014

2 days per week as dementia project lead for organisation

Delivery of dementia education programmes

Development of organisational strategy for dementia care and regular reports on progress of actions

Member of dementia steering group

Facilitate dementia champions meetings

Liaison with stakeholders to improve dementia care across the care settings

Facilitating carer support initiatives

Progressing efforts to meet commissioning targets for dementia care

Compiling reports to detail outcomes of initiatives to improve dementia care across the organisation

Practice Education Facilitator  2007 - 2014

Practice Teacher for Specialist Practice District Nursing.

Clinical Mentorship for Specialist Practice Student.

Professional advice and support to District Nursing service, both clinical leads and community staff nurses.

Professional advice and support across acute and community settings.

Education provision for community and acute nurses in clinical and professional skills, such as IV therapy, sub-cut fluids, assessment and care planning, documentation and record keeping.

Prescribing advisor for community prescribers - facilitating continuing professional development and supporting access to prescribing course and course completion.

Development of clinical policies to support practice

Community Matron  2006 - 2007

Supporting house bound patients with multiple long term conditions to self-manage,

minimise episodes of exacerbation and reduce risk of inappropriate hospital admissions.

Assessment, care planning, intervention and evaluation of care of patients, nurse

diagnosis, prescribing for patient within sphere of competence. Liaising with multi

disciplinary team to deliver level of care intervention appropriate to the needs of the


District Nurse Team Leader  2004 - 2006

Clinical Team Leader for District Nursing Team

Clinical and Managerial responsibility for caseload and team

Overseeing assessment, care planning, nursing intervention and evaluation of care for patients requiring care from a community nursing service, primarily in areas of diabetes, continence, wound care and palliative care.

Day to day management of caseload of patients Day to day management of team; undertaking professional development reviews of team, managing sickness and absence.

Community Staff Nurse  2000 – 2004

Nursing assessment, care planning, care delivery and intervention and evaluation of care of patients who are housebound, frail and vulnerable with multiple long term conditions requiring clinical nursing intervention to maintain stability and reduce risk of deterioration.

Care delivery in areas such as continence care, palliative care, wound care, long term conditions.