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)
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.
Module lead - Primary & Community Care Policy, Specialist Practice Portfolio, Leading & Managing Long Term Conditions, Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V100)
Practice Liaison Tutor
I teach across the following programmes and modules:
District Nurse Pathway, Primary & Community Care Policy, Leading and Managing Long Term Conditions, Prescribing V100 & V300, Specialist Practice Portfolio, Wound Care, Public Health, Adult Nursing.
I teach at a range of levels from 4 – 7. I am involved in dissertation supervision at both level 6 & 7.
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.
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