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Sarah Partington

Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
(Faculty of Health Studies)
Emails.partington@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 238446

Biography

I commenced training in 1993, at University of Bradford, as RN(Adult) in the first wave of ‘Project 2000’. On Qualifying I went on to work at BRI, on a female medical and infectious disease ward. Whilst in this post I produced information sheets for staff reference on infectious diseases information for patients and carers on the support services available in the community. I embarked on a distance leaning course to upgrade my diploma to degree level. It was at this early point in my career that I reflected on the care being given and felt that I could deliver more holistic patient centred care in the community setting. In 1999 I began working as a staff nurse within the community and commenced on the District Nursing BSc (Hons) at Leeds. In 2003 I moved to a dual role combining clinical and educator responsibilities, as Specialist Practitioner for Older People. A key element of my role was training, for health care professionals, GP’s, private care staff, voluntary sector, social service staff, as well as speaking at community groups on health issues. I lead on several projects: Single Assessment Process (SAP). Falls prevention. The 3 D'S (Delirium, Dementia and Depression). End of life care in dementia. During this time I completed PG Certificates in both Palliative care and Dementia studies. In 2003 I completed the Extended and supplementary prescribing course  I took up a dual role in Professional development/ Advanced Practice and completed my MSc Advanced Practice (ANP) at Sheffield Hallam. This role initially involved focus on care homes and the quality and medical provision for residents, particularly those specialist mental health homes. It then developed into complex chronic disease management in community. During this time I was involved in local and national policy development and on the NICE guidelines committee, as an expert advisor reviewing and updating the Dementia Guidelines. I also worked as a freelance lecturer. In January 2020 I moved to become a full-time lecturer at the University of Bradford. Within this role I am excited to have the opportunity to be involved in education of pre-reg and post graduate students, as well as embarking on an academic pathway involved in research.