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.


The Royal Marsden

Meet the team

Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning team for the new academic year.

The Royal Marsden School has run a physical assessment course for over 10 years. In this time the course has changed and developed to meet the needs of students. It is a hugely popular course drawing on a range of skills from physical examination, clinical decision making and case-based learning.

From this academic year the teaching team has increased to three Lecturer Practitioners. Each bring a unique set of skills and clinical backgrounds to the course.

Janice Barrett (pictured centre) joined The Royal Marsden School in 2015 as a Lecturer Practitioner, having previously taught on various courses run within The School as part of her clinical role. She has worked clinically as a nurse for over 25 years in a wide range of specialities, including intensive care, critical care outreach, resuscitation, aeromedical transfers, general practice, cardiac rehabilitation and expedition medicine. She has specialised in critical care outreach in the past few years and has an interest in caring for deteriorating patients in the ward environment. Her specialist interests are in high fidelity simulation, case-based learning and she regularly instructs on advance life support courses.

Tessa Renouf (left) has previously studied at The School for a diploma and MSc in Advanced Practice in Cancer Care, which enabled her to become an advanced nurse practitioner. She has worked at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust for just over 11years in a variety of settings, most recently as Lead Sister of the Admissions and Pre-assessment Unit. Tessa continues to work part-time in pre-op assessment and as the Clinical Site Practitioner. Her interests are in pre-operative assessment and the skills of advanced assessment.

Danielle Pinnock (right) is the newest member of the team, having previously worked clinically for 28 years. For the last 22 years she has worked at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, working up from junior nurse to sister in Critical Care. She brings with her previous academic and teaching experience on topics ranging from courses on foundation in critical care and the transition from ward based nursing to critical care. Danielle’s specific interests are the psychological impact of intensive care units on patients and their families, which she researched for her MSc dissertation. Burns and HIV are other areas of particular interest.

For more information about the Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning module and to apply for upcoming course dates please follow this link.

Meet the team | The Royal Marsden School
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