Staff Profile


Mrs Sarah Crouch

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Campus: Canterbury Main Campus

Tel: 01227 923134

Profile summary

I qualified as an RGN in 1985 having trained locally at the William Harvey Hospital. I worked in general medical wards within acute hospitals locally and at St Richards Hospital, Chichester. I developed skills and experience.

I completed a post registration Nursing diploma (Dip N) and was encouraged to apply for a post of Clinical Teacher (Registered Practice Educator) working to support student nurses both in the classroom and in the clinical work environment. In this role I was delighted to be able to support Pre- Registration students across the programme and support both students and staff in the clinical environment to enhance the learning experience.

 After having children there followed a period of night duty work. As Sister with responsibility for the hospital at night I was able to gain further insight across many different specialist areas expanding a broad and generic interest.

Particular interest in health promotion and prevention led me to specialise as a Practice Nurse in the early 1990s. I completed an MSc Inter-Professional Health and Community Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University.  I worked in a number of GP surgeries gaining further understanding of the needs of patients in primary care.

I have worked in managerial and lead roles within a Primary Care Trust with responsibilities for Continuing Professional Development, Clinical Governance and Public Health.  

I presently continue to work in General Practice in a Managerial role but am delighted to work within Canterbury Christ Church University as a Senior Lecturer with a special interest in Practice Nursing.

Research and knowledge exchange

The aim of this project is to evaluate the impact of the bespoke Practice Nurse Development Programme being delivered in 2012-2013 with a view to publishing  this
work in a recognised peer reviewed journal.

A successful pilot bespoke Practice Nurse programme was provided for Kent practice nurses last year ( Stage 1 of project). As a result of participant evaluation a repeat of the programme was commissioned for academic year 2012-2013. We aim  to conduct impact evaluation ( Stage 2 of project) using a recognised framework undertaking the evaluation working with the Kent and Medway GP training team and practice nurses across Kent and Medway.  

The impact evaluation is important to inform the future commissioning and provision of programmes for practice nurses at a time of NHS re-organisation where the commissioning and subsequent provision of practice nurse programmes is uncertain. The impact evaluation will enable CCUC to consider developing the programme further with the possibility of a wider roll out and potential increase in knowledge exchange. 

Teaching and subject expertise

Current teaching commitments:

Promoting Health through Interpersonal Relationships

Clinical Effectiveness Module

Bespoke Practice Nurse Programme:

Leadership and Management

Clinical Supervision

Introduction to Parctice Nursing

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