Having trained as an adult nurse at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1982, I qualified as a district nurse in 1988 and my experience includes working in GP attached and corporate teams along with the wider multi/interdisciplinary team to manage patients with complex care needs within primary and community care. I became a practice teacher in 2001 and supervised district nurse students through their programmes as well as becoming a clinical lead for district nursing and tissue viability. Before joining the university I was working as a Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist which included the development of work based learning programmes, teaching and assessing practice, developing guidelines and implementing new ways of working.
I have an honorary contract with a local community provider organization where I still practice.
I was awarded the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) award 2010 & 2012 for Partnership Working.
I was a Finalist for National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) award in the Education and Training in Patient Safety category (2016).
I am an external examiner for Oxford Brookes University for the Community Specialist Practice modules (PG Dip in District Nursing)
University roles and responsibilities
- Personal Tutor
- Practice Liaison Tutor
- Programme Leader for MSc Primary and Community Care (Community Children's Nursing) (SPQ)
- Programme Leader for MSc Primary and Community Care (District Nursing) (SPQ)
- Programme Leader for MSc Primary and Community Care (General Practice Nursing) (SPQ)
My research interests include long term conditions, pressure ulceration. multiple sclerosis and formal care workers role/education
I am currently undertaking an MSc Research in Health and Social Care.
Postgraduate research supervision
I am involved in dissertation supervision at both level 6 and 7.
I am the Module Leader for the following modules:
- Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V100)
- Leading & Managing Long Term Conditions
- Primary & Community Care Policy
- Specialist Practice Portfolio.
I teach across the following programmes and modules:
- Adult Nursing
- District Nurse Pathway
- Leading and Managing Long Term Conditions
- Prescribing V100 & V300
- Primary & Community Care Policy
- Public Health
- Specialist Practice Portfolio
- Wound Care.
I teach at a range of levels from 4 – 7.
Courses I teach on
Cross C (2011) Pressure Ulcer Audit in the Community [Poster]. Exhibited at Kettering UK, Tissue Viability Conference. 4 April 2011 to 5 April 2011.
Cross C, Hindley J, & Carey N (2017) “Evaluation of a formal care worker educational intervention on pressure ulceration in the community” Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26: 2614-2623. doi:10.1111/jocn.13688
Carey, N., Mold, F., Westwood, S., Cooke, D., Peacock, M., Cross, C. and Embrey, N. (2017) Barriers and facilitators in the coordination of care for people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review.
Cross, C., Cooke, D., Kidd, T., Embrey, N., Sterr, A., Brown, D. and Carey, N. (2017) Development of a remote delivery self-management program for people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.
Cross, C., Hindley, J. and Carey, N. (2017) Evaluation of a formal care worker educational intervention on pressure ulceration in the community. Exhibited at ICCHNR conference, South Africa, 20th – 22nd September 2017.
Cross C (2011) Pressure Ulcer Audit in the Community. Exhibited at Kettering UK, Tissue Viability Conference. 4 April 2011 to 5 April 2011.
Cross, C., Hindley, J. and Carey, N. (2017) Evaluation of a formal care worker educational intervention on pressure ulceration in the community. Journal of Clinical Nursing, Vol. 26, Issue 17-18, Version of Record online: 9 FEB 2017.