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Caroline Donley

Practice Education Facilitator

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 855194

  • MA (Dist) Education
  • Registered General Nurse
  • BA (Hons) First Class. Applied Social Science with Health Visiting
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse
  • Community Nurse Prescriber
  • Post Graduate Certificate - Teacher in Health and Social Care
  • NMC Registered Nurse Teacher
  • Queen's Nurse



Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

  • Nursing professional practice education – General Practice sector and non-NHS organisations      
  • Primary care nursing –HEE-WM Primary Care Nurse Facilitator for Hereford and Worcester
  • Nurse mentorship
  • Recent qualitative research study undertaken as part of MA in Education:
    “What Factors Impact Upon the Clinical learning Experience of Student Nurses in General Practice Placements?” The study explored the students’ perspective of their learning experiences within these new and interdisciplinary learning environments.



Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Queen's Nursing Institute
  • Community Practitioner & Health Visitor Association
  • Institute of Health Visiting Associate Member





Professional experience

Professional experience

1984-1988. General nursing & oncology staff nurse. Westminster Hospital London

1988-1990. Staff nurse. St Julia’s Hospice/St. Michael’s Hospital Cornwall

1989 ENB 931. Continuing Care of the Dying Patient and their Relatives

1990-1993. Applied Social Science and Health Visiting. Coventry University

1994-2015. Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (HV). South Warwickshire NHS Trust

2011- Present. Community Clinical Tutor for MB ChB medical students at Warwick University

2015 - Present. Practice Education Facilitator - GP and independent sector

2018. Queen's Nurse  




Donley C, Norman K (2018) Nursing student perspectives on a quality learning environment in general practice. Primary Health Care. Vol 28 (4), p36-42 doi:10.7748/phc.2018.e1388