Mrs Gerri Clay

Mrs Gerri Clay

Lecturer in Health Studies - Adult Community Nursing (Education)

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)

Lecturer Adult Nursing/Public Health Nursing



Lecturer University of Nottingham 1995-2000, Lecturer University of Sheffield 1990-95, Community Nursing Strategy Facilitator 1988-90, Staff Nurse Gynaecology 1985-88, Health Visitor 1982-85, Staff Nurse Coronary Care 1981-82, Staff Nurse Medicine 1980-81


Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (2003)
Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Organisation (Distinction) 1996,

University of Nottingham

Bachelor of Arts in Nursing with Education ( 2:1) 1994, Sheffield University

UKCC registration as Nurse Teacher 1994, Sheffield University

ENB 870 Diploma in Health Care Research (Distinction) 1992, Sheffield University

Registered Health Visitor (Distinction) , Sheffield Polytechnic

Certificate in Obstetric Nursing 1980, Doncaster School of Nursing

Registered Nurse 1980, Doncaster School of Nursing

Professional membership

Member of the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association

Member of Health Visitors and School Nurses Senate

Member of the Society for Academic Primary Care

Member of the Royal College of Nursing

Roles on external bodies

Nursing Standard: Journal reviewer

Community Practitioner: Journal reviewer

Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association: South West Region Representative for Education and Research 2002-2005

CPHVA Special Interest Group for Education and Teaching 2002-2005

Teaching interests

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting and School Nursing), Health/ Social Policy, Management and Organizational Theory, Research, Health Promotion, Practice Education, Supervision Masters Dissertations

Staff serving as external examiners

University of Wales Swansea: External examiner for BSc (Hons) Community Health Studies (Public Health Visiting)

University of Gloucestershire: External examiner for Return to Health Visiting programme

Research interests

Effects of policy on professional role and function
Patient involvement in planning primary care services

Patient Agendas
Mentorship and practice education

Grants & contracts

A qualitative study to explore the use of patients’ written agendas during the general practice consultation. NHS Executive South and West, Research and Development Directorate. October 2001 Funded by the Royal College of General Practitioners



Clay G (2007) Chapter 9 "Eneuresis" & Chapter 15 "Safeguarding Children" in Glasper E, McEwing G and Richardson J Eds (2007) Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing. Oxford. Oxford University Press
Clay G (2003) Health Visitors and Public Health Practitioners: What’s the difference? Community Practitioner. Vol 76, No 3, 85-86

Clay G (2003) Assignment Writing Skills. Nursing Standard. Vol 17, No 20, 47-53

Clay G (2002) Mentorship and Practice Education revisited. Community Practitioner. Vol 75, No 4, 125-126

Clay G, Wade M (2001) Mentors or Practice Educators? Community Practitioner. Vol 74, No 6, 213-215


Patient agenda forms may shorten consultation time. GP News. 20 January 2003 Pg8

Conferences organised


Partners in Health, Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, Annual Professional Conference, Bournemouth (2005) "Developments in education for community practitioners"

Society of Academic Primary Care, Annual Scientific Meeting, Birmingham (2002) “Use of patient agendas in General Practice consultations”

Somerset and North & East Devon Primary Care Research Network, Annual Scientific Meeting, Exeter (2002) “What are patients’ views regarding consumer involvement in General Practice?”

Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, Annual Professional Conference, Harrogate (2002) “Investing in Practice Education”

University of Nottingham, Advancing Research Conference, Nottingham (1998) “An analysis of policy developments and their impact upon the role and function of health visitors”