Fergal Searson

Fergal Searson

Senior Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR220

+44 (0) 1772 89 3627

Fergal is currently course leader for the Coronary Care courses, the MSc Nursing full-time route, the Diploma in Higher Education in Acute and Critical Care Nursing (International) and the Overseas Nurses Programme (ONP). He contributes his expertise to other critical care modules as appropriate. Fergal's areas of interest are coronary care nursing, heart failure and research.

Full Profile

Fergal is an active member of the North West Heart Failure Forum, the East Lancashire CHD Collaborative: Heart Failure Working Group and is a Modernisation Agency Discovery Interview Project interviewer. Fergal has registered for a PhD and his current research interests are in relation to patient and carers’ experience of chronic heart disease.


Searson F (2007) Meeting the information needs of patients with chronic heart failure. Nursing Standard. 22, 14-16, pp 52-57.

Searson, F (2001) Introducing bedside handovers: changing practice on a coronary care unit in Winter, R; Munn-Giddings, C (2001) A handbook for action research in health and social care, London, Routledge.


City and Guilds 730 Teaching Certificate

Certificate of Education (PC), UCLan

BSc (Hons) Nursing/Health Studies, UCLan

MA Health Research, Lancaster University


ENB 124

Membership of Learned Societies



Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Course Leader UAC Coronary Care

Course Leader ONP

Course Leader Dip HE Acute and Critical Care Nursing

Course Leader MSc Nursing (full time route)

NU2210 Coronary Heart Disease: causes, manifestations and management.

NU2209 Cardiac Dysrythmias

NU2211 Continuing Cardiac Care

NU3638 Coronary Heart Disease: causes, manifestations and management

NU3637 Cardiac Dysrythmias

NU3638 Continuing Cardiac Care

NU4008 Dissertation

NP2156 Clinical Teaching and Practice Development for International Nurses

External Activities

Lancashire and South Cumbria CHD Collaborative: Heart Failure Working Group Member

North West Heart Failure Forum Member

Modernisation Agency CHD Collaborative Discovery Interview Project interviewer

External Examiner, Birmingham City University