Mrs Philippa Quin

Mrs Philippa Quin

Lecturer in Advanced Nursing Practice (Education)

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



My area of speciality is Primary Care. I worked in clinical practice for almost 25 years in a number of GP practices and stopped working clinically in 2016. I now work part time on the undergraduate programme.



I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1985 having completed my training in RCH Treliske.
I went on to train as a midwife at Hope Hospital in Salford but on qualification decided that I actually wanted to study for a degree and applied to study History at Manchester University, graduating in July 1992. I loved every minute of my 3 years at University but realised that I missed seeing patients and so started my career as a Practice Nurse.
After a couple of years I decided to do a Masters degree completing an MA in Health Care Ethics and Law In 1999. I dont think a day has gone by when I havnt applied the skills and knowledge acquired on that course & I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to study in the Bioethics department at Manchester University.
In 2005 I commenced a new Masters programme run by Bolton University to become an Advanced Practitioner. I also undertook my Nurse Independent & Supplementary Prescribing course in 2006 and qualified as an Advanced Practitioner in Primary Care in April 2007. From then until October 2013 I worked full time in a GP surgery in Salford. As a social enterprise the company I worked for was a 'not for profit' organisation with quite an alternative approach to providing Primary Care in comparison to traditional 'partner led' models.

I commenced my post at Plymouth University in October 2013 - an innovative collaborative role combining academic and clinical practice. In January 2016 I made the decision to move into full time education so I could focus all my efforts on the academic aspect of my role. In May 2017 I decided to work part time.
I have loved the privilege of working in Primary Care and am passionate about promoting its benefits to a new generation of nurses.

Professional membership

Registered General Nurse
Qualified Midwife (not Registered)
Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescriber.



Teaching interests

My teaching interests are based firmly in the community but especially in Primary Care.

As a Practice Nurse I focused on health promotion and long term condition management but as an Advanced Practitioner in Primary Care I broadened my scope to that of a generalist and I like to think that my scope will remain broad in focus. Although I now no longer work regularly in clinical practice I am keen to promote the extended role of
the Advanced Practitioner because of its immense potential.
Having had the privilege of studying for a Masters in Health Care Ethics and Law and the experience of how invaluable the skills are in clinical practice I am keen to share this knowledge with students.
The modules I am currently teaching on relate to Public Health/Health Promotion (Level 5), Assessment and Planning (Level 4) and nursing in Primary and Community Care (Level 6).
I have also supervised students undertaking the substantive project as part of their masters in Advanced Practice.
As part of my overall teaching role I also aim to whet the appetites of pre-registration nurses to follow their future careers in the community. 
I had commenced an Education Doctorate programme in January 2020 but unfortunately when the impact of covid became clear I interrupted in March 2020 and finally withdrew in September 2020.