CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)-Plans for the next academic year. 

The teaching staff are now beginning to return to the School to resume their academic activities. They are working at a pace to change the way we deliver our courses. Moving forward, we will be using blended and e-learning methods. We aim to roll out the modules, which were postponed during the initial stages of COVID-19, in a phased approach, starting in September 2020, over an eight-month period. This is in line with Health Education England (HEE) who have proposed an extension to the education contract period. This is to allow time for the recovery of commissions that were postponed due to the pandemic.

As you will recognise because of COVID-19, plans are constantly changing so we will, as the situation evolves, endeavour to keep you informed. The health and wellbeing of our staff and students are our absolute priority. 

If you do have any questions or concerns, please refer to our Student Q&A page or contact us at Student Support Services for more information.


I joined The Royal Marsden in August 2017 as a Lecturer Practitioner, having previously been working clinically for 28 years. I specialised in Critical Care at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and then as a junior nurse and sister in Critical Care at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, for the last 22 years. I started teaching on ‘The Foundation in Critical Care’ course at Chelsea and was then seconded to King’s College for a year to teach ‘The transition from ward based nursing to critical care.’ I also taught on ‘The Critical Care’ course whilst there. I have taught both pre-registered and registered nurses acting as their preceptors clinically.

My specific interests are the psychological impact of intensive care units on patients and their families, which I researched when I did my MSc dissertation. I have run the ‘patient diary group’ which offers longer term patients a diary of their time in Intensive Care. I have recently helped implement the Confusion Assessment method to monitor delirium. Burns and HIV are other areas of particular interest.

I currently teach on The Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Course and The Advanced Clinical Assessment Course. 

I enjoy running with my dog, Pilates, swimming  and spending time with my family. 



  • Pinnock, D. Reflections on Practice: Experience of being a shift co-ordinator. Nursing in Critical Care, 1998 Sep-Oct; 3(5): 227-238


  • 'Experience of being a shift coordinator' – presentation at the BACCN Conference 1999

Contact details

Tel: 0207 808 2521

Danielle Pinnock MSc BSc (Hons) RGN | The Royal Marsden School
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