Irene Cooke

Senior Lecturer, Public Health and Wellbeing

I work as a Senior Lecturer and teach a range of subjects including non medical prescribing, public health, tissue viability, district nursing, health policy and pre-registration nursing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

My clinical background includes working as the first regional NHS community based Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability and as a Care Manager for a successful NHS pilot service (The Total Care Team)  which flexibly integrated community nursing and social care for 50 patients living at home across the Wirral, whose only option previously was long term nursing home care. This service was commissioned for 13 years.

I am passionate about community nursing and was awarded the title of Queens Nurse in recognition of my ‘commitment to high standards of patient care and continually improving practice’.

I have developed and led the community nursing programme teams in   Revalidation events for Specialist Practice programmes and now work as a Quality Assurance Reviewer for Mott MacDonald/ NMC.

Qualifications

Nurse Teacher 

Master of Public Health [MPH] (University of Liverpool)

Post Graduate Certificate  in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

BSc (Hons) Professional Health Studies

Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber V100

District Nurse 

Registered Midwife

Registered Nurse

 

External Examiner- Liverpool John Moores University

Quality Assurance Reviewer- Mott MacDonald/ NMC

Lead Governor for CoG ( Birkenhead Constituency Public Governor) Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Queens Nurse, Queens Nursing Institute

Royal College of Nursing member

Association of District Nurse Educators member

Duncan Society member-University of  Liverpool

Teaching

I am the Module Leader for the Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing module (V150) and have also led the District Nursing and Health Visiting community prescribing modules since 2000 to date.
 
I also teach and assess nursing, pharmacist, physiotherapist  and podiatrist students as part of their Non Medical Prescribing programmes.
 
I act as Module Leader for public health and community nursing modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and I contribute to the sessional delivery and assessment of  tissue viability modules and health policy sessions.
 
Other teaching responsibilities are  developing bespoke teaching programmes  at the request of  local and regional NHS organisations and include ‘Leadership’, ‘Verification of Death’ , ‘Long Term Conditions’, ‘Dementia Awareness’ and ‘Pain Management’
 
I am an External Examiner for Liverpool John Moores University and an External Advisor to the University of Cumbria, Tameside University and the University of Hull.

Research

2014- Involved in a Practice Development Research Unit (PDRP) project which explored patients’ lived experiences of Negative-pressure wound therapy from a community perspective. 

2005- ‘What are Patients views and Perspectives of Non Medical Prescribing?’ MPH dissertation (University of Liverpool) Qualitative Primary Research -Phenomenological Approach.

Published work

Cooke, I. and Haydock, D. (2016) Practice Placements in ‘District Nursing at a Glance’ commissioned by the Queens Nursing Institute.

Cooke, I. & Mannix, J. (2009) Public Health and the Older Person in Wilson, F. & Mabhala, M.(eds) in Key Concepts in Public Health: Sage Publishers, London.

Rabie, G. &. Cooke, I. (2009) Public Health and the Adolescent in Wilson, F. & Mabhala, M. (eds) in Key Concepts in Public Health: Sage Publishers, London.

Cooke, I. (2008) Feedback in Mason-Whitehead, E., McIntosh, A., Bryan, A., & Mason, T. (eds) in Key Concepts in Nursing: Sage Publishers, London.

Cooke, I. (2007) ‘Community Prescribing and Wounds’: Journal of Community Nursing: 21, 3, p18-22.

Cooke, I. (2004 ) Legal, Policy, Professional and Ethical Aspects Book Chapter in Supplementary Prescribing: University of Manchester, CPPD.

Cooke, I. & Brownsell, M. (2003) ‘Section 6:The Prescribing Partnership’ in National Prescribing Centre (eds) in Supplementary Prescribing: A resource to help healthcare professionals to understand the framework and opportunities, National Prescribing Centre, UK.

Cooke, I (2000) ‘Auditing Tissue Viability Status’ Journal of Community Nursing v14, n6 30-34'.

 

Conference Presentations

Cooke, I. (2016) ‘Nurse Prescribing and Wounds’ HC-UK Conference, ICO, London, United Kingdom

Cooke, I. (2013) ‘Queens Nursing’ Presentation - Houston Baptist University, Texas, United States of America

Cooke, I. (2010) ‘Can scenario-based learning provide a vehicle for meeting the educational needs of community practitioners in relation to long-term conditions management and leadership? NET Conference, University of Cambridge, England

 

Poster Presentations

Cooke, I. & Alexander, P. (2010) ‘Can scenario-based learning provide a vehicle for meeting the educational needs of community practitioners in relation to long-term conditions management and leadership? NET Conference, University of Cambridge, England

Alexander, P., Cooke, I., Egerton, L. & Freeman, C. (2009) ‘Can scenario-based learning provide a vehicle for meeting the educational needs of community practitioners in relation to long-term conditions management and leadership?’ Assessment in Higher Education Conference,  University of Cumbria, Carlisle