Sarah Weaver

sarah weaver

Lecturer in Nursing and Facilitator for General Practice

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Nursing

Contact Details

email: s.weaver@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 54 3029

Sarah is a lecturer in Nursing and a Facilitator for General Practice and the independent sector. She is the course leader for PGCert in General practice Nursing.

Sarah is also a Lecturer in the Advanced clinical practice team and in the Independent and Supplementary prescribing module (MACP 4007). She is a personal tutor and academic assessor and holds associate fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

She joined the University in 2019, transferring from her role as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in general Practice and as a mentor for nurses and students in General practice in Worcestershire.

Sarah is an experienced independent prescriber and an advanced clinician who is dual registered as both and Adult and Children’s nurse. After graduating as a nurse, Sarah worked in secondary care at Birmingham Children’s hospital and then in Emergency care and Minor Injuries where she obtained her Emergency Nurse Practitioner qualification and commenced her Advanced Practice course. For the last seven years, Sarah has worked as an autonomous practitioner in the primary care setting and has recently been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse, in recognition of her outstanding clinical care and desire to promote excellence in both patient care and in supporting the education and development of Nurses in the primary care setting.

As part of the delivery of the Health Education 10-point plan for general practice and the subsequent NHS interim people plan, Sarah works closely with Hereford and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning group and Primary Care training Hub to promote the upskilling of the nursing workforce and to grow the number of placements for student nurse.  Sarah is a member of the West Midlands lead nurses for General practice group and the Association of Advanced General Practice Nurse Educators (AAGPNE) which is a national body of Lead nurses and educators from around the United Kingdom. Sarah has also presented a poster at the Queen’s nursing Institute annual conference and presented at the RCN West Midlands Education committee.

Qualifications

B.N (hons) Bachelor of Nursing        
RGN    
Queen’s Nurse     
RSCN Registered Sick Children’s Nurse     
V300 Independent Prescriber      
PGC Advancing Practice      
AF HEA

Teaching areas/specialism

  • Lecturer in Nursing and Facilitator for General Practice, Private and Voluntary sector
  • Course lead for Introduction to General Practice Nursing
  • CPD team, MSc in advanced clinical Practice
  • Clinical skills teaching
  • PAT and Academic assessor
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner in General Practice

Postgraduate studies 

  • Advanced practice
  • Lecturing and Teaching in Higher Education

 

Research interests

Participant in UoW Scale project

Professional experience

  • Adult and Children’s Nurse
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner in General Practice
  • Independent prescriber

External responsibilities

  • Association of Advanced GP Nurse educators
  • GP Lead Nurse group, West Midlands
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner in General Practice
  • Queen’s Nurse