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 & 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 & Trauma
  • Legal & Ethical aspects of Healthcare

Membership of professional bodies

  • Higher Education Academy
  • RCN
  • NMC
  • Higher Education Academy – eLearning Special Interest Group
  • NMC Fitness to Practice Investigating Committee Panellist

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
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Care of the Dying
  • 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
  • Staff Nurse to Sister - SOCC, UHB NHS Trust
  • South Warwickshire NHS Trust – Warwick & Stratford Upon Avon Hospitals
  • Staff Nurse – Myton Hospice, Warwick
  • UHB NHS Trust, Birmingham – Staff Nurse to Sister
  • Myton Hospice, Warwick – Staff Nurse
  • Staff Nurse – Warwick Hospital
  • Enrolled Nurse Conversion Course Student – Guy Ward, Warwick Hospital (Trauma & Orthopaedics)
  • Enrolled Nurse – Eden Ward (GP Medicine & Palliative Care) South Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Enrolled Nurse – Robert Duke Ward (as above)
  • Pupil Nurse – North London School of Nursing