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Anne Lomax

Anne Lomax

Senior Lecturer

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB225

+44 (0) 1772 89 3889

alomax@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Nursing, Midwifery

Anne became a registered midwife in 1983 and initially worked in both hospital and community settings in the North West. She then went on to focus on neonatal care and undertook further post registration education at the regional Neonatal Unit in Birmingham. She remained within this clinical speciality for a number of years before embarking on a full time career in midwifery education. She received her Master in Education degree from the University of Manchester in 1998. Anne is based in the School of Community Health and Midwifery.

Anne is a member of the Royal College of Midwives and a Fellow of the Institute of Higher Education. She is research active in ReaCH.

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Anne became a registered midwife in 1983 and initially worked in both hospital and community settings in the North West. She then went on to focus on neonatal care and undertook further post registration education at the regional Neonatal Unit in Birmingham. She remained within this clinical speciality for a number of years before embarking on a full time career in midwifery education. She received her Master in Education degree from the University of Manchester in 1998. Anne is based in the School of Health. Her particular interest has previously centred on advanced neonatal nurse practice and she became joint programme leader for a collaborative MSc in Advanced Neonatal Practice with the University of Salford. She has also developed and been programme lead for a post registration module in Examination of the Newborn for the last 10 years which has had a significant impact on midwifery practice within local Trusts. Anne has recently had a second edition of her book published by Wiley Blackwell : Examination of the Newborn - An Evidence Based Guide (2015). The book is based on the current NIPE Standards and Competencies document (2008). The second edition of this text is due to be published August 2015. She is also a member of the NIPE Clinical Examination Advisory Group for the UK Screening Committee Newborn Infant Physical Examination, Public Health England and is delighted to be able to contribute to formulating and setting standards for the newborn examination on a national level.

Research activities

Evaluation of the effectiveness of a Pre Registration case based learning curriculum on the midwifery profession

Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • Examination of the Newborn module
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies Module Leader Examination of the Newborn module.
  • Member of the Pre Registration Midwifery Teaching Team
  • Clinical Link Tutor Lancashire Women’s and Newborn Centre
  • East Lancashire NHS Trust
  • URP Panel Member
  • Book Reviewer, Wiley Publishers
  • Member of Clinical Advisory Group for NIPE Programme Team, Public Health England
  • Royal College of Midwives nominated advisor to Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health: Inspection of Cleft Lip and Palate best practice project.

External Affiliations and Roles

 

Member of Clinical Advisory Group for NIPE Programme Team, Public Health England

 

Conferences

  • 2015 February: Invited to speak at Midwifery Exchange Conference: New Dimensions in Postnatal Care. Earl’s Court, London.
  • 2015 March. Examination of the Newborn Skills CPD Update Day, UCLan. I am taking the lead in organising this event for general practitioners and midwives.
  • 2014 April, Examination of the Newborn Skills CPD Update Day, UCLan.
  • 2013 May, Examination of the Newborn Skills CPD Update Day, UCLan.
  • 2013 March, Public Health England UK Screening Committee Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) Educators Study Day, London.
  • 2012 November, Royal College of Midwives Conference, Brighton. Postnatal Care New Dimensions. I was invited to present at this event by Sue MacDonald, Education and Research Manager and Lead Midwife for Education, Royal College of Midwives.
  • 2012 November, University of Salford. Examination of the Newborn Update Day, Salford. I was invited to this event to undertake a presentation about clinical competency in the examining the newborn.
  • 2012 September Bournemouth University. Examination of the Newborn: an Update for Healthcare Professionals. I was invited to this event to undertake a presentation on ‘Delivering Unexpected News to Parents’.
  • 2012 May NHS UK Screening Committee NIPE Conference 2012 : Building Better Futures Through Earlier Diagnosis. London. I led a workshop exploring the concept of an e-learning package for health professionals involved with examination of the newborn.

Publications

(2011) Examination of the Newborn: An Evidenced Based Guide. Wiley Blackwell

(2015) Examination of the newborn: An Evidence Based Guide 2nd ed. Wiley Blackwell