Gerri Kaufman
Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Profile

Biography

Gerri trained as a registered nurse in the South of England and following this she worked in acute care. Later she went on to specialise in primary care and worked as a practice nurse and nurse practitioner in North and West Yorkshire.  

Gerri also worked as a development manager for Calderdale and Kirklees Health Authority with a specific remit for practice nurse development.  During her time in that role she worked as a nurse advisor to the Department of Health advising on issues related to primary care. Following this Gerri moved into Higher Education and worked as a Senior Lecturer at Huddersfield University.

She joined the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York in 2003 as a lecturer in primary care nursing.  Her departmental responsibilities include leadership of non-medical prescribing and the Diploma/BSc in Health and Social Care Practice. This is a part-time diploma/top-up degree for health and social care practitioners. She is also the Departmental lead for continuing professional Development (CPD).

Qualifications

  • RN
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing
  • MA Management and Leadership
  • PgCert Advancing Clinical Practice
  • PgDip Health Professional Education

Departmental roles

  • Programme Lead for BSc Health and Social Care
  • Lead for SSPRD

Teaching

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Publications

Selected publications

  • Kaufman G (2017) Polypharmacy and older people Nurse prescribing. 15 (3) 404-409.
  • Kaufman G, Bellerby A, Kitching M (2017) Considering patient experience and evidence-based choice of medicines in medicines optimisation. Nursing Standard 31 (42) 54-62.
  • Kaufman G (2016) Adverse drug reactions: classification, susceptibility and reporting. Nursing Standard. 30, 50, 53-61.
  • Kaufman G (2016) Identifying polypharmacy in the primary care setting. Practice Nursing. 27, 1, 28-33.
  • Kaufman G (2016) Medicines optimisation: priorities and challenges. Nursing Standard, 30, 30, 53-59.
  • Kaufman G (2016) Polypharmacy: the challenge for nurses. Nursing Standard. 30, 39, 52-58.
  • Kaufman G (2014) Diuretics: how they work, cautions and contraindications, Nursing and Residential Care, 83-86.
  • Kaufman G (2013) Asthma in pregnancy, Nursing in Practice, 75, 44-48.
  • Kaufman G (2013) The role of inhaled bronchodilators and inhaler devices in COPD management, Primary Health Care. 23, 8, 33-40.
  • McCaughan D, Kaufman G (2013) Patient safety: threats and solutions. Nursing Standard, 27, 44, pp48-55.
  • Kaufman G (2013) Prescribing and medicines management in older people, Nursing Older People, 25, 7, pp33-41.
  • Kaufman G (2013) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: diagnosis and management, Nursing Standard, 27, 21, 52-62 .
  • Kaufman G (2013) The pharmacology of bronchodilators. Nurse Prescribing, 11, 3, 125-130.
  • Kaufman G (2013) Organisational culture: the effect on patient safety. Nursing Standard, 27, 43.
  • Kaufman G (2012) Asthma update: recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and management. Primary Health Care, 22, 4, 32-39.
  • Kaufman G (2012) Asthma: assessment, diagnosis, and treatment adherence. Nurse Prescribing, 10, 7 331-338.
  • Kaufman G (2012) Involving patients in asthma management and self-care, Independent Nurse, November, 35-38.
  • Kaufman G; Birks Y (2011) Helping patients to adhere to their medicines. Part 1, Practice Nurse, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p13-15.
  • Kaufman G; Birks Y (2011) Helping patients to adhere to their medicines. Part 2, Practice Nurse, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p20-22.
  • Kaufman G (2011) Polypharmacy in older adults. Nursing Standard. 25, 38, 49-55.
  • Kaufman G (2011) Commissioning: the contribution of practice nurses Practice Nurse; 4(4).
  • Kaufman G (2011) Antibiotics: mode of action and mechanisms of resistance. Nursing Standard.25,42, 53-62.
  • Gough A, Kaufman G (2011) Pulmonary tuberculosis: clinical features and patient management. Nursing Standard. 25, 47, 48-56.
  • Kaufman G (2011) Asthma: pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. Nursing Standard. 26, 5, 50-57.
  • Kaufman G, Cullum N (2010) A guided tour of the British National Formulary. Practice Nurse. 39, 7, pp21-25 .
  • Kaufman G (2010) Basic pharmacology of non-opioid analgesics. Nursing Standard, 24, 30, 55-61.
  • Kaufman G (2010) Developing patient group directions for medicines management. Nursing Standard, 24, 48, 50-56.
  • Kaufman G (2010) Inhaled bronchodilators for chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Nursing Standard, 25,5,61-68.
  • Kaufman G, Birks Y (2009) Strategies to improve patients’ adherence to medication. Nursing Standard, 23, 49, pp51-57.
  • Kaufman G (2008) Patient assessment: effective consultation and history taking. Nursing Standard, 23, 4, 50-56.
  • Kaufman G (2008) Extension of powers. Nursing Standard, 22, 33, 64.
  • Kaufman G (2008) Non-medical prescribing using the British National Formulary. Nursing Standard, 22, 20, 51-56.
  • Kaufman G (2002) Investigating the nursing contribution to commissioning in primary health –care. The Journal of Nursing Management, 10, 83-94.
  • Kaufman G (1998) Commissioning: the community nurse's role. Nursing Standard, Vol 12, No 45, pp35-37.
  • Kaufman G (1998) Ear problems: care and prevention. Practice Nurse , Vol. 15, No 6, pp 338-342.
  • Kaufman G (1997) A nurse practitioner in general practice; An expanding role. Nursing Standard, Vol. 13, No 11, pp 44-47.
  • Kaufman G, Smithson WH (1997) Improving your epilepsy service. Practice Nurse, Vol. 14, No 5, pp 321-323.
  • Kaufman G (1997) Eczema care and education. Practice Nurse Vol. 14, No 4, pp 257-261.
  • Kaufman G (1997) Your practice needs you. Practice Nurse , Vol. 14, No1, pp 29-32. 
  • Kaufman G (1993) Letting grief run its course. Practice Nurse, 1-15 May, pp 38-41.
  • Kaufman G (1993) Listen carefully I will say this only twice. Practice Nurse 1993, 1-14 November, pp 694-695.

External activities

Memberships

Member of the Royal College Nursing (RCN)

Editorial duties

Invited talks and conferences

  • Practice nurse conference 2011: Non-Medical prescribing: A dangerous uncontrolled experiment or an innovation for professional practice and patient care.

Gerri Kaufman

Contact details

Gerri Kaufman
Senior Lecturer (Adult Nursing)

Tel: 01904 32(1629)