Mary Hutchinson

About Mary

Mary Hutchinson is a Senior Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice who
works clinical sessions as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) with a
Midlands Out-of-Hours Service co-located with the local Emergency
Department. Her clinical career encompasses many aspects of Urgent
and Emergency Care from Staff Nurse in a community hospital Casualty
Department to eight years as Sister in City Hospital Emergency Department, Birmingham during which time she project-managed
development of the role of Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Mary has
been Service Manager/Professional Lead of two long-established Minor
Injury Units and a Community Rapid Response Team plus worked for
two years as an ANP in Primary Care (GP practice). Her most recent
full-time clinical work (6 years) was as Clinical Lead in a nurse-led
Urgent Care Centre.

Within higher education, Mary works closely with the MSc Advanced
Clinical Practice Programme Director to plan and deliver the Advanced
Health Assessment and Clinical Decision-making modules, actively
teaching and assessing on both. She also leads a Level 6 Health
Assessment module which provides the experienced clinician with the
history-taking and physical assessment skills required to underpin their
non-medical prescribing training.

Over recent years, Mary has served as committee member for the RCN
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Forum during which time she has
contributed to UK national conference planning plus delivered a
presentation at the 1 st National Conference for Spanish nurses in Madrid,
helped shape contemporary fringe events at RCN Congress which she
has attended as a voting member. Continuing to build on the sterling
work of former ANP Forum committees to shape credentialing for
advanced nursing practice, Mary has been delighted to be RCN
accredited at an Advanced Level of Nursing Practice (ALNP) and serve
as an assessor for ongoing applicants to this voluntary register.

As a Founding Fellow and Board Member of the Faculty of Emergency
Nursing (FEN), she continues to work to update the FEN career and
competency framework. The FEN is an independent organisation which
aims to provide a structure through which Emergency and Urgent Care
nurses can develop their potential to deliver the highest standard of care
wherever patients attend with unscheduled healthcare need(s). Through
submission of a contemporary portfolio of clinical competence, nurses
can be awarded status as Associate, Member or Fellow of FEN –
evidence of quality attributes that should enable transferability across
the domain of emergency and urgent care.

Mary has participated in national qualitative research to explore the
emergency care experience of those over the age of 75, and for her MSc
dissertation, investigated the impact of GP telephone triage on patients
and the primary care team. Mary is assisting a university colleague with
her research into the value of Objective Structured Clinical Examination
(OSCE) and has written the chapter on the ‘Advanced Clinical
Practitioner and Direct Care’ for the 4 th edition of a textbook due to be
published in Spring 2019.