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Sharon Evans

Sharon Evans

Lecturer In Adult Nursing, University of Plymouth
Sharon works as a Lecturer in Adult nursing with the University of Plymouth and is responsible of teaching on both undergraduate and post-graduate nursing programmes. Sharon is part of the Fundamentals of general practice nursing programme team, which has seen an increase of deliveries due to the demand from stakeholders within the region. This programme aims to prepare nurses who are new to general practice, with the knowledge, skills, and capabilities, which are required to to deliver person-centred care across the whole life span. Emphasis is on the understanding of wider influences and principles of population health, developing generalist’s specialism, and integrated partnership working. Sharon is also the academic lead for nursing placements within the private, voluntary, and independent sector within Cornwall, for University of Plymouth nursing students. Sharon’s 30 years of nursing experience has mainly been based in primary care, with approximately 20 of those within general practice. Her last clinical role included developing and leading an urgent care hub for 32,000 patients who required on the day GP services. Additionally, Sharon is the Strategic Lead Nurse for general practice nursing for Cornwall & IoS Integrated care Board. By working across these 2 roles, this enables Sharon to educate, develop and support the future and current nursing workforce, encouraging recruitment and preventing attrition of primary care nurses.

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