Ms Sue Woodcock

About

I first entered the speciality of renal care in 1988, the breadth and complexity of the patient journey and associated care pathways drew me in and I never left.  I am passionate about renal nursing and the positive effect our specialist skills can  have on the patient's experience of illness and their quality of life.   I have worked in six of England's regional renal units as well as overseas in Singapore and in the private sector.   Renal nursing posts have progressed from junior staff nurse to Sister, Practice Development,  Lecturer Practitioner, Matron, Head of Nursing and now as a Senior Lecturer in Adult Health. I am skilled in clinical nursing, patient safety, teaching, management and leadership and developing policies and processes guided by the most recent evidence base to improve nursing practice.  My primary interests are renal care and patient safety, and this is reflected in my membership of the British Renal Society Patient Safety Committee and Kidney Quality Improvements in Practice Committee (KQUiP). both of these groups work to improve safety and practice across the national renal community. I also sit in the Executive Board of the Association of Nephrology Nurses UK (ANNUK), whose remit is to bring together the UK's Nephrology Nurses to improve professional development and the quality of renal patient care. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer, Adult Health Care

Qualifications

  • NMC Teacher Stage 4
  • Academic Fellow HEA
  • MA Medical Ethics and Law. CMLE, Kings College University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Studies and Lifelong Learning in Education
  • BSc (HONS) Health Studies

Teaching and learning

I currently co-module lead on Assessment and Care of the Acutely Ill Patient at level 6 & 7 and co module lead specialist CPD renal modules.  I also contribute to skills teaching, patient safety and in the recent past infection control.  

Research

Poole C, Woodcock, S (2019) Care of the adult with a urinary/renal condition in Essentials of Nursing Adults edited by  Elcock K; Wright W; Newcombe, P; Everett, F SAGE, London p. 519 - 542

Woodcock, S (2018) Update from ANNUK: what we have achieved so far. Journal of Kidney Care  vol 3, issue 5, p2

Woodcock, S (2001) Body Parts and the Law. Nursing Times, vol 97, o6, p.32-35

Publications

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

My primary interests are renal care and patient safety, and this is reflected in my membership of the British Renal Society Patient Safety Committee and Kidney Quality Improvements in Practice Committee (KQUiP). both of these groups work to improve safety and practice across the national renal community. I also sit in the Executive Board of the Association of Nephrology Nurses UK (ANNUK), whose remit is to bring together the UK's Nephrology Nurses to improve professional development and the quality of renal patient care