Sarah Weaver

sarah weaver

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Department of Pre-Registration Nursing

Contact Details

tel: 01905 54 3029

Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing and the Practice Liaison team lead for General Practice and Independent sector placements. She is also the module leader for the MACP4003 Complex decision-making module and Co-lead for the MACP4010 Professional Advocate module.

Sarah teaches across both the Pre-registration and Advanced clinical practice teams, focusing on teaching clinical skills, complex decision making, Professional Advocacy and Independent and Supplementary prescribing (MACP 4007). She is a personal tutor and academic assessor and holds Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

She joined the University in 2019, transferring from her role as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in general Practice and as a mentor for nurses and students in General practice in Worcestershire.

Sarah is an experienced independent prescriber and an advanced clinician who is dual registered as both an Adult and Children’s nurse. After graduating as a nurse, Sarah worked in secondary care at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and then in Emergency care and Minor Injuries where she obtained her Emergency Nurse Practitioner qualification and commenced her Advanced Practice course. For the last 10 years, Sarah has worked as an autonomous practitioner in the primary care setting and has recently been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse, in recognition of her outstanding clinical care and desire to promote excellence in both patient care and in supporting the education and development of Nurses in the primary care setting.

As part of the delivery of the Health Education 10-point plan for general practice and the subsequent NHS interim people plan, Sarah works closely with Hereford and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and Primary Care training Hub to promote the upskilling of the nursing workforce and to grow the number of placements for student nurses. Sarah is a member of the West Midlands lead nurses for General practice group and the Association of Advanced General Practice Nurse Educators (AAGPNE) which is a national body of Lead nurses and educators from around the United Kingdom. Sarah also leads the Practice Liaison Team and works in partnership with practice partners and staff to ensure that student learning in practice remains innovative and of high quality.

Sarah is also a Professional Nursing Advocate,  co-leading and teaching on the Professional Advocate module (MACP4010) and is a member of the Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery health and wellbeing group. Sarah also has a personal interest in women’s health and is a member of the Women, Children’s and Young people’s special interest group.

Sarah is currently part of 3 research study groups investigating areas of interest in Practice support for international student nurses, the impact of restorative clinical supervision in the Higher education setting and Joy and compassion in the workplace. Sarah has  presented posters at the Nursing Education Today Conference in Barcelona, and also at the Queen’s Nursing Institute annual conference.


PG Cert in Learning Teaching in Higher Education  
B.N (hons) Bachelor of Nursing    
Queen’s Nurse       
RSCN Registered Sick Children’s Nurse    
V300 Independent Prescriber     
PGC Advancing Practice      

Teaching areas/specialism

  • Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing
  • Clinical skills teaching
  • BSc Pre-registration Nursing
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Professional Advocate Module
  • Complex decision-making Module 
  • V300 Independent and Supplementary prescribing
  • Practice Assessor and Supervisor training.

Post Graduate study:

  • Learning and Teaching in Higher education
  • Advancing practice
  • V300 Prescribing
  • Education.

Research interests

  • Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor experiences of facilitating learning for international pre-registration nursing students.
  • Restorative Clinical supervision in Higher Education
  • Academic integrity and honesty in health care professional students.
  • Nurses Antimicrobial Stewardship group: a national study with Cardiff University.
  • Joy and compassion at work in the HEI setting

Professional experience

  • Adult and Children’s Nurse
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner in General Practice
  • Independent prescriber

External responsibilities

  • Fellowship of the HEA
  • Association of Advanced GP Nurse educators
  • GP Lead Nurse group, West Midlands
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner in General Practice
  • Queen’s Nurse