Georgina Louise Ritchie

Senior Lecturer

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Greenbank Building GR214

+44 (0) 1772 89 3605

Subject Areas: Nursing and Midwifery

Georgina is a Senior Lecturer in the Community Health and Midwifery Division. She is the Course Leader for the Community Specialist Practitioner Programmes in District Nursing, General Practice Nursing and Children’s Community Nursing. Currently working as an academic within the university and within clinical practice in the community setting.

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Prior to coming to UCLan Georgina was employed within the National Health Service as a Community Specialist Practitioner since 2004. Prior to this she trained and served as a Registered Nurse in the British Army working in both UK mainland military health care and overseas on operational duties.

Georgina is a registered Community Specialist Practitioner and Nurse Tutor with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and holds a Master’s Degree, she is both a community practitioner prescriber and a non-medical prescriber.

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Ginger, T and Ritchie, G. (2017) Supporting students undertaking the Specialist Practitioner Qualification in District Nursing, British Journal of Community Nursing, 22(11).

Ritchie, G. and Smith, C. (2015) Critical thinking in community nursing: is this the 7th C? British Journal of Community Nursing, 20(12).

Pulsford, D., Jackson, G., O’Brien, T., Yates, S. and Duxbury, J. (2011) Classroom-based and distance learning education and training courses in end of life care for health and social care staff: A systematic review, Palliative Medicine, DOI:10.1177/0269216311429496.

Duxbury, J., O’Brien, T., Pulsford, D., Yates, S., Ellis, H., Hacking, S., Mathieson, M., Sheik, K., Dedman, D. and Jackson, G. for NHS North West and UCLan School of Health (2011) Scoping Exercise of End of Life Care Education and Training for Health and Social Care Staff in the North West, A report commissioned by The North West Strategic Health Authority.

Research Activities

  • Currently research active within the School of Nursing.



Georgina is a member of the Association of District Nurse Educators, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and in 2017 was awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse.





Ritchie, G and Broadley, L. (2016) Assessment evolution: Congruence with the widening participation agenda. Poster Presentation at University of Cambridge NET2016 Conference part of the Higher Education Academy.

Ritchie, G and Smith, G. (2017) Messages from millennials. Presentation at the Northwest Research and Development Conference.

Ritchie, G and Jones, K. (2017) Using a values based framework for recruitment to the specialist practitioner district nursing programme. Poster Presentation, The Queen’s Nursing Institute Conference.

Ritchie, G., Smyth, K. and Chester, J. (2017) Using the ‘Transition from Children’s to Adult Community Services Learning Resource (QNI) to facilitate an Interdisciplinary Learning Set. Poster Presentation, The Queen’s Nursing Institute Transition of Care Conference.