DENISE DUTTON, Senior Lecturer, End Point Assessment and Apprenticeships

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    I qualified as a podiatrist from the University of Salford in 2007, where I took a keen interest in teaching and learning in health and social care as well as quality of health care.  I, then went onto work for the Primary Care Trust in a quality role and as lead for AHPs on the Clinical Executive Committee.  From there I gained a job at the National Instititute for Health and Social Care Excellene (NICE) developing quality standards and clincial guidelines.  It was my interst in quality that led me to working for Health Education England, developing capacity and innovative placement models for nursing and AHP placements as well as establishing Primary Care Training Hubs in Cheshire and Merseyside.  I started working at Edge Hill as a Practice Education Lecturer where I have worked as both a nursing and allied health PEL. I have completed my PGCHTHE and my focuses on a particular interest in nursing placements in Primary Care and PIVO sector.  I am currently the lead for End Point Assessment for Apprenticeships at Edge Hill University and I am compelting my Professional Doctorate in the Experience of Nursing Associate Apprentices in the NHS.

    Research interests

    My research interests focus around the provision of Preparation for Practice in Primary Care Training Hubs and the use of innovative placements models in Primary, Independent and Social Care.

    My Professional Doctorate focuses on the experience of Nursing Associate Apprentices in the NHS.


    I previosuly taught Standards for Student Supervision anf Assessment to external practice partners and taught on the integrated Masters programme for nursing and social work.  I currently teach the End Point Assessment module for Advanced Clinical Practice.

    External engagement

    I engage with a range of employers and HEIs as part of the apprenticeship programmes.  I also engage with Primary Care as that is my area of research interest.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Teaching and Learning, PGCert, Teaching in Higher Education, Edge Hill University

    Jan 2019Nov 2020

    Award Date: 16 Nov 2020