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John is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at UCLan. His main areas of interest are acute and critical care, anatomy and physiology and the physical and psychological effects of the critical care environment. His previous roles prior to joining UCLan where in general intensive care, cardiothoracic intensive care and coronary care settings. John’s PhD is focussed on patients, their families and clinicians’ experiences of delirium in intensive care units and its long-term effects using an Experience Based Co-Design (EBCD) approach.
John’s career has included a range of clinical experience from general intensive care to his last clinical post as Senior Charge Nurse in Cardiothoracic Intensive care at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
In 2005, John became a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at UCLan where he taught across the BSc and MSc programmes. He was the course leader for the undergraduate BSc in Nursing (Pre-registration: Adult) and worked with colleagues and stakeholders to develop a number of key Adult nursing curricula, including the MSc and BSc Adult Pre-registration curricula’s in 2009, 2012 and the major modifications to the Pre-registration Nursing Programme in 2016. During his time in the School of Nursing, John was the academic lead for Adult Nursing where his role was to provide academic leadership within the Pre-Registration Adult Nursing team and to enhance the achievement of excellent quality and performance standards.
In addition to this, John completed his PG Dip in Education, MSc in Practice Enhancement and gained membership as a HEA fellow. John joined the School of Health Sciences in 2017 as the Course Leader for Acute Hospital Care.
John’s PhD thesis ‘To explore patients, their families and clinicians’ experiences of delirium in intensive care units and its long-term effects: An Experience Based Co-Design (EBCD) study’ has established his position that the therapeutic relationship is pivotal to assisting the person who has experienced delirium in the critical care setting on their journey to rehabilitation and recovery. He continues to maintain an honorary contract and attend an outpatient ICU follow up clinic.
Gerrard, S & Billington, J (2014). The Perceived benefits of belonging to an extra-curricular group within a pre-registration nursing course. Nurse Education in Practice doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2013.11.002.
Billington, J. (2013). The OSCE: testing times. Nursing Standard, 26 (14), pp. 64
Teaching across a portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a focus mainly in: acute / critical care, general and cardiothoracic intensive care, anatomy and physiology.
Monks, R. & Billington, J. (2015) Putting service user experience under the microscope to Re-Design services: Using Experience Based Co-Design. School of Health Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Central Lancashire, Preston.
Billington, J. (2014). Working towards equality and diversity in the workplace: a case study based on gender. Equality and Diversity Annual Conference, University of Central Lancashire, Preston
Billington, J. (2012). The perceived benefits of belonging to a group within a pre-registration nursing course. Poster presented at Higher Education Academy Conference. The University of York: UK
Billington, J. & Foley, A. (2012). Home Groups - a strategy to support retention across a BSc (Hons) Nursing Programme. Paper presented at Higher Education Academy Conference. The University of York: UK
Billington, J. (2011). A qualitative study to explore nursing students’ views and experiences of undertaking an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Paper presented at RCN Education forum. Blackpool: UK