Mr Frazer Underwood
Profiles

Mr Frazer Underwood

Honorary Clinical Fellow

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)

Role

Associate Clinical Professor / Consultant Nurse in Integrated Services for Older People - Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary Associate Clinical Professor - University of Plymouth and Joint Director of the RCHT South West Clinical School

Qualifications

Registered Nurse

MA Applied Health Studies (Research) 

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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 too. 

I have passionately progressed a clinical nursing and academic career in rehabilitation nursing and older peoples care, more recently in frailty care. I am Joint Director of the Trust’s South West Clinical School programme with Professor Jill Shawe.

I am completing my PhD studies exploring the concept of confidence experienced by older people living with frailty.

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Professional membership

Royal College of Nursing
British Geriatric Society

Higher Education Academy – Associate Fellow

Roles on external bodies

Deputy Director of The University of Plymouth Centre for Innovations in Health and Social Care: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence
British Geriatric Society - Vice Chair of the Nurse and AHP Council

Teaching interests

Older people and frailty care

Rehabilitation nursing

Leadership and change management 

Innovation in healthcare

Qualitative research methodology

Research interests

Following a regional NIHR academic internship award, he is a PhD studying part-time with the University. His research is exploring the meaning and understanding of ‘confidence’ in older people living with frailty and the implicationsfor practice.

I was successfully awarded a place on the NIHR 70@70 Senior Nurse and Midwife Research Leader programme, in May 2019 for three years. I am committed to the growth of clinical academic opportunities for the non-medical workforce and increasing access for our patient to research study participation.
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My research interests are in: older peoples care, intermediate care, rehabilitation nursing and patient experience.

Qualitative Methods that include: qualitative systematic reviews, concept analysis, interpretive phenomenology, and method triangulation.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals

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


Chapters

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

Reports

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.