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Ms Kirsty Armstrong

Ms Kirsty Armstrong

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer

Email: K.Armstrong@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Location: St George's Site

Biography

Kirsty began her nursing career in 1978 at the (since demolished) Middlesex Hospital. She has had a variety of nursing and non-nursing roles, however her passion is primary care, with practice nursing being her 'first love'.

Kirsty's second love is extending clinical practice as she feels that healthcare professionals are under-utilised and roles could be extended to improve patient care and increase job satisfaction.

Currently, Kirsty shares the module lead for Clinical Reasoning in Physical Assessment, teaches on the Foundation Degree For Long Term Conditions, shares the module lead for Physicians Assistant (Child and Family Health) and is module leader for Introduction to Practice Nursing.

She also contributes to a number of modules and study days which focus on primary care and first contact care. These can be taken from the prospectus or arranged as bespoke in London and the Home Counties.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MA, Professional Studies in Education, Kingston University
  • PgDip, Healthcare, Kingston University
  • Extended and Supplementary Nurse Prescriber (NMC Registered)
  • PgCert, Education, Kingston University
  • Developing Autonomous Practice (A33), Royal College of Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioner Diploma, , Royal College of Nursing
  • BSc(Hons), Health Studies Nurse Practitioner, Royal College of Nursing
  • ENB 870 (Research in Practice), , Royal College of Nursing
  • ENB 998 (Teaching in Practice), , Royal College of Nursing
  • ENB 901 (Family Planning), , Family Planning Association
  • Registered General Nurse, , Middlesex Hospital, London

Professional experience

  • 2013 - present
    Lead nurse and advanced nurse practitioner part time in Liphook Village Surgery, Hampshire,
  • 2002 - present
    Senior Lecturer / Practitioner Primary Care,, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's University, London
  • 2011 - 2013
    Advanced nurse practitioner,, Mitcham Walk-In Centre
  • 2001 - 2002
    Lecturer, Primary Care,, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's University, London
  • 1994 - 2001
    Nurse Practitioner,, Ashville Surgery, Parsons Green, Fulham
  • 1991 - 1994
    Practice Nurse Specialist,, Cassidy Road Medical Centre, Fulham
  • 1989 - 1991
    Diabetes Research Sister,, Central Middlesex Hospital
  • 1984 - 1989
    Associate Partner, Pavilion Designs,
  • 1983 - 1984
    Renal Dialysis Staff Nurse,, Cromwell Hospital

Consultancy

Works/teaches as an immunisation expert with several pharmaceutical companies. Teaches small groups of health care professionals for private companies with NHS commissioned services eg immunisation update, common childhood presentations.

Teaches multi-dicsiplinary groups such as pharmacists, HCAs and paramedics.

Currently working with the makers of anti pyretics to address the 'fever phobia' in parents of young children and ensuring dosing is well understood.

Publications

Number of items: 22.

Article

Armstrong, Kirsty (2017) The NHS - what a mess. Independent Nurse : for Primary Care and Community Nurses,

Armstrong, Kirsty (2016) 2017 : we must face the nursing challenges together. Independent Nurse: for Primary Care and Community Nurses,

Armstrong, Kirsty (2016) Testing for urinary tract infections in residential care. Nursing and Residential Care, 18(12), pp. 659-662. ISSN (print) 1465-9301

Armstrong, Kirsty (2016) Community voluntary services in Tanzania. Farnham & Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Groups: Practice Nurse News, 4, p. 1.

Armstrong, Kirsty (2015) Ending the learning curb. Independent Nurse: for Primary Care and Community Nurses,

Armstrong, Kirsty (2015) ANPs are a 'perfect fit'. Independent Nurse: for Primary Care and Community Nurses,

Armstrong, Kirsty (2015) Common skin problems in primary and community care. Independent Nurse, 10, pp. 25-29. ISSN (print) 1747-9800

Armstrong, Kirsty (2015) Diagnosing and treating urinary tract infections in older people. British Journal of Community Nursing, 20(5), pp. 226-230. ISSN (print) 1462-4753

Armstrong, Kirsty (2014) Common skin problems in the community and primary care. British Journal of Community Nursing, 19(10), pp. 482-488. ISSN (print) 1462-4753

Armstrong, Kirsty, Ackroyd, Karen Victoria and Burke, Linda (2012) The role of the emergency care practitioner in the provision of health advice and health promotion to patients within the UK National Health Service. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26(1), pp. 64-65. ISSN (print) 1356-1820

Armstrong, Kirsty (2004) Urinalysis. Practice Nurse, 27(4), pp. 25-31. ISSN (print) 0953-6612

Armstrong, Kirsty (2004) A day in the life of... a lecturer/practitioner. Nursing in Practice, 14, pp. 40-41. ISSN (print) 1473-9445

Armstrong, Kirsty (2003) Chicken pox: not just a childhood disease. Nursing in Practice, 13, pp. 50-51. ISSN (print) 1473-9445

Armstrong, Kirsty (2003) Injection technique, needle length and equipment. Practice Nurse, 26(4), pp. 24-27. ISSN (print) 0953-6612

Armstrong, Kirsty (2003) Childhood immunisation and vaccination. Practice Nurse, 25(8), pp. 24-27. ISSN (print) 0953-6612

Armstrong, K (2002) Cold and flu in general practice: first aid at home. Nursing in Practice, 8, pp. 47-49. ISSN (print) 1473-9445

Book

Lofts, Naomi, Baker, Stuart [Contributor], Batt, Sarah [Contributor], Armstrong, Kirsty [Contributor], Bird, Jim [Contributor], Pierce-Hayes, Ian [Contributor], Foreman, David [Contributor], Flood, Yvonne [Contributor] and Batley, Katie [Contributor] (2015) Writing your UCAS nursing personal statement. Kindle edition. London, U.K. : Studential. 77p.

Book Section

Armstrong, K. (2007) Childhood immunisation and vaccination. In: Lucas, Julia, (ed.) New practice nurse. Edinburgh, UK : Churchill Livingstone. pp. 3-7. ISBN 0443102619

Armstrong, K. (2007) Injection technique, needle length and equipment. In: Lucas, Julia, (ed.) New practice nurse. Edinburgh, UK : Churchill Livingstone. pp. 26-30. ISBN 0443102619

Armstrong, K. (2007) Injections and immunisations. In: Lucas, Julia, (ed.) New practice nurse. Edinburgh, UK : Churchill Livingstone. pp. 31-37. ISBN 0443102619

Conference or Workshop Item

Armstrong, Kirsty and Amblum-Almer, Jeshni (2015) Primary and first contact care on a medical support mission to the Dominican Republic. In: Primary Care and Public Health 2015; 21-22 May 2015, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Amblum, Jeshni and Armstrong, Kirsty (2014) Primary and first contact care on a medical support mission to the Dominican Republic. In: 10th Faculty Conference 2014: Empowering Partnerships; 17 Jul 2014, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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