Mr Frazer Underwood
Honorary Associate Clinical Professor
School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)
Independent Nurse Prescriber
MA Applied Health Studies (Research)
I have an amazing job working as an Associate Clinical Professor in Integrated Services for Older People at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
My honorary appointment with the University of Plymouth supports my NIHR 70@70 Senior Nurse and Midwife Research Leadership role.
I have passionately progressed a clinical nursing and academic career in rehabilitation nursing and older peoples care. My Consultant Nurse role focuses on frailty care and pathway improvements, and complex discharge planning.
I am Joint Director of the Trust’s South West Clinical School programme with Professor Jill Shawe.
I am a trained Innovation Leader.
I am completing my PhD studies exploring the concept of confidence experienced by older people living with frailty.
Higher Education Academy – Associate Fellow
Roles on external bodies
Older people and frailty care
Leadership and change management
Innovation in healthcare
Qualitative research methodology
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Underwood, F, Latour, JM, Kent, B. A concept analysis of confidence related to older people living with frailty. Nursing Open. 2020; 7: 742– 750. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.446
Lyndon, H., Underwood, F., Latour, J. M., Marsden J., Brown, A. & Kent, B. (2019) Effectiveness of nurse-coordinated, person-centered comprehensive assessment on improving quality of life of community-dwelling frail older people: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, Online First. DOI:10.11124/jbisrir-d-19-00082
Underwood, F. and Balin-Bull, B.. (2019). What are the best ways of drawing on older people’s experiences of care to improve my practice?. Nursing Older People. 31. 17-17. DOI:10.7748/nop.31.2.17.s14.
Wilcock M., Powell N., Underwood F. (2017) Antimicrobial stewardship and the hospital nurse and midwife: how do they perceive their role? Eur J Hosp Pharm Published Online First: 27 September 2017. DOI:10.1136/ejhpharm-2017-001312
Underwood F., Burrows L., Gegg R., Latour J M. & Kent B.2017. The meaning of confidence for older people living with frailty: a qualitative systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15, 1316-1349. DOI: 10.11124/jbisrir-2016-002951
Underwood F., Kent B. James A. (2015) The meaning of confidence for older people living with frailty: a systematic review of qualitative evidence protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep 13, 62-71.DOI: 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2074
Fleming K., Barnes B. Underwood F. (2015) Practice question. Pain assessment and management. Nursing Older People 27, 14. DOI:10.7748/nop.27.5.14.s20
Wilcock, M., Davidson, I., Underwood, F. (2014) Hospital staff views on their role in providing information to patients on medication side effects. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. November 10, 2014.DOI. 10.1136/ejhpharm-2014-000554
Underwood, F. (2014) ‘Practice Question: Observations of Care.’ Nursing Older People. 26(2). p.13 DOI:10.7748/nop2014.02.26.2.13.s16
Underwood, F. and Burnett, W. (2012) ‘Practice Question: Care of frail older people in emergency care.’ Nursing Older People. 24(1). p.13.
Underwood, F and McCullough, F. (2007) ‘Intermediate care services for older people: a development project’. Mental Health Practice. 11(3) p.12-16. DOI: 10.7748/nop2014.02.26.2.13.s1
Underwood, F. (2007) ‘Older People's Mental Health and Intermediate Care: Do we really know what's out there to help our patients?’ British Geriatric Society Newsletter Issue 11 p. 12-16. DOI:10.7748/mhp2007.11.11.3.12.c6261
Underwood, F., Grout, G., Mouland, L. (2007) ‘Ask the Experts: Who cares? Nursing Older People. 19(6). p.20.
Underwood, F., Garrett, D., Baker, W., Waddell, B., Lloyd, C., Jerram, S.(2006) ‘Ask the Experts: What value do consultant nurses place on the white paper, ‘Our Health, Our Care, Our Say: A New Direction for Community Services?’ Nursing Older People. 18(5). p.10-11.
Sugden, M., Waddell, B., Underwood, F. Phair, L. (2005) ‘Ask the Experts: Assistive Technology’. Nursing Older People. 17(5).p.14-15.
Underwood, F. (2004) ‘Supporting and developing new nurse prescribers in secondary care’. Nurse Prescribing 2(6). p.256-260. DOI:10.12968/npre.2004.2.6.17234
Underwood, F. and Parker, J. (1999) Developing and evaluating an acute stroke care pathway through action research. Nurse Researcher 6(2) p.27-38. DOI: 10.7748/nr.6.2.27.s4
Underwood, F. (2000) ‘Unlocking the Key Worker role’. (eds.) Dooher, J. Clark, A. and Fowler, J. Case Studies on Practice Development. Wiltshire: Mark Allen Publishing.p.114-120. ISBN: 1 85642 169 4
Parker, H., Phelps, K., Hewitt, G., Martin, G. and Underwood, F. (2004) Learning from Doing: benefits and challenges of setting up and running a nurse and therapy led intermediate care unit. Leicester: Nuffield Community Care Studies Unit, University of Leicester.