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Ms Amanda Monsell  -  MSc; BSc (Hons); RGN; RMN; SPQ (PN); Independent Prescriber Certificate; FPC.

Associate Lecturer - SONMS
Position:Associate Lecturer: Adult (Independent Prescribing)

Telephone:+44 (0)29 206 87818
Location:Room 2.14, 2nd Floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

Main Roles and Responsibilities

As an associate lecturer I am primarily aligned to the non-medical prescribing post graduate diploma module.  I arrange the clinical patient assessment days for the course and also lecture on areas such as clinical decision making and scope of practice in relation to independent prescribing.

I am employed by North Cardiff Medical Centre as a Nurse Practitioner and I work independently within the team, seeing previously undiagnosed patients for primary assessment along with formulating management plans, appropriate referrals, follow up reviews and prescribing where it is deemed necessary.   I have an interest in female health, mental health, cardiovascular disease and paediatric minor ailments.

I have been in the primary care arena for the past 20 years working as a practice nurse and gaining my specialist practitioner qualification in this area in 2003.  After gaining my supplementary prescribing certificate (2004) and then my independent prescribing qualification (2007), I decided to change roles from practice nurse to advanced practitioner and gained my masters in 2010, writing my dissertation on clinical decision making and prescribing. 

Academic interests

I am interested in prescribing and the issues surrounding this area such as consultation skills, decision making and diagnostic reasoning.  I am also interested in primary care development relating to nursing practice.

Research activity / interests

Areas surrounding prescribing and decision making