Biography

PhD, BSc (Hons) Dip RN (Adult Nursing), Post Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (PGCHE)

Andrew undertook his nurse training at the then Keele University Department of Nursing and Midwifery in the late 1990’s. After registration, he moved into the speciality of Rheumatology and worked for the University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust at its Haywood Hospital site before the speciality provision moved to the local Primary Care NHS Trust.

Andrew joined the School in 2005 as a Clinical Skills Lecturer, Andrew formed part of a skills team that was responsible for the clinical skills teaching of all pre-registration student nurses across all fields. He vacated the role of Clinical Skills Lecturer in 2010 to undertake a full-time PhD funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and took up the post of Lecturer in Adult Nursing. The PhD was undertaken as a full-time secondment to the then Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences at Keele University.

Andrew completed and was awarded his PhD in 2014 when he returned to the School on a part time basis whilst maintaining a post-doctoral research role at the School for Primary, Social and Community Care. Andrew currently leads the School of nursing and Midwifery’s programme: 'Fundamentals in General Practice Nursing'; a programme commissioned by NHS England, whilst also maintaining a post-doctoral research role with research focussing on primary care nursing.

In addition to these roles, Andrew is Evidence-Based Practice lead for Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffs CCG, working predominantly with primary care nurses to question and appraise ‘best evidence’ in their general practice roles (Finney et al, 2016). This role has received yearly funding since 2015. 

Andrew was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2019 and is currently the Research Theme Lead for the School of Nursing and Midwifery; working across the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences to develop the School’s research theme of ‘Health, Care and Wellbeing’.

Research and scholarship

After successfully gaining a 2009 Pre-PhD award to undertake a research project at the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, Andrew built on this award in 2010 by successfully gaining a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Doctoral Fellowship. This fellowship was achieved in a highly competitive field of Nurses and Allied Health Professionals. The prestigious research grant allowed Andrew to be seconded from the School of Nursing and Midwifery for three years in order to complete a PhD at the Arthritis Research UK (Now, Versus Arthritis) Primary Care Centre. Andrew’s PhD was nested within a Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial entitled ‘The Management of Osteoarthritis in Consultations’ (MOSAICS). The PhD was awarded in 2014 and was entitled ‘Multisite Peripheral Joint Pain: Prevalence, Impact and Multidisciplinary Support in Community Dwelling Older Adults’ 

Andrew currently undertakes post-doctoral research as part of Keele’s Impact Accelerator Unit. Andrew is Evidence-Based Practice lead for Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffs CCG, working predominantly with primary care nurses to question and appraise ‘best evidence’ in their general practice roles (Finney et al, 2016). This role has received yearly funding since 2015. He is currently the Research Theme Lead for the School of Nursing and Midwifery; working across the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences to develop the School’s research theme of ‘Health, Care and Wellbeing’

Teaching

Andrew currently leads Keele’s ‘Fundamentals in General Practice Nursing ‘programme. A programme funded by NHS England. He also supports evidence-based practice teaching and assessment across the School at undergraduate and post-graduate level.

Selected Publications

  • Finney AG, Porcheret M, Grime J, Jordan K, Handy J, Healey E, Ryan S, Jester R, Dziedzic K. 2013. Defining the content of an opportunistic Osteoarthritis consultation with primary health care professionals: a Delphi consensus study. Arthritis Care and Research, vol. 65(6), 962-968.
  • Morden A, Ong BN, Jinks C, Healey E, Finney A, Dziedzic KS. 2020. Resistance or appropriation?: Uptake of exercise after a nurse-led intervention to promote self-management for osteoarthritis. Health (London), 1363459320925879. link> doi> full text>
  • Hider S, Machin A, Bucknall M, Cooke K, Jinks C, Healey E, Finney A, Cooke K, Wathall S, Mallen C, Chew-Graham C. 2020. UNDERTAKING AN INTEGRATED NURSE LED REVIEW (INCLUDE) FOR PATIENTS WITH INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS: DOES IT CHANGE MANAGEMENT OF MORBIDITIES?. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 59). link> doi>
  • Simkins JM, Healey EL, Dziedzic KS, Finney AG. 2020. The value of the Versus Arthritis, Nurse and Allied Health Professional Internship Scheme on early musculoskeletal career researchers: a short report from an intern's perspective. Musculoskeletal Care, vol. 18(2), 215-218. link> doi>
  • Swaithes L, Paskins Z, Dziedzic K, Finney A. 2020. Factors influencing the implementation of evidence-based guidelines for osteoarthritis in primary care: A systematic review and thematic synthesis. Musculoskeletal Care, vol. 18(2), 101-110. link> doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Morden A, Ong BN, Jinks C, Healey E, Finney A, Dziedzic KS. 2020. Resistance or appropriation?: Uptake of exercise after a nurse-led intervention to promote self-management for osteoarthritis. Health (London), 1363459320925879. link> doi> full text>
  • Simkins JM, Healey EL, Dziedzic KS, Finney AG. 2020. The value of the Versus Arthritis, Nurse and Allied Health Professional Internship Scheme on early musculoskeletal career researchers: a short report from an intern's perspective. Musculoskeletal Care, vol. 18(2), 215-218. link> doi>
  • Swaithes L, Paskins Z, Dziedzic K, Finney A. 2020. Factors influencing the implementation of evidence-based guidelines for osteoarthritis in primary care: A systematic review and thematic synthesis. Musculoskeletal Care, vol. 18(2), 101-110. link> doi> full text>
  • Finney A, Lambourne H, Cottrell E. 2019. Osteoarthritis Management in Primary Care. Practice Nursing. full text>
  • Healey EL, Afolabi E, Lewis A, Edwards J, Jordan K, Finney A, Jinks C, Hay E, Dziedzic K. 2018. Uptake of the NICE osteoarthritis guidelines in primary care: a survey of older adults with joint pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. doi> link> full text>
  • Healey EL, Afolabi EK, Lewis M, Edwards JJ, Jordan KP, Finney A, Jinks C, Hay EM, Dziedzic KS. 2018. Uptake of the NICE osteoarthritis guidelines in primary care: a survey of older adults with joint pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 19(1), 295. link> doi> full text>
  • Finney A, Viggars R, Roddy E. 2018. Gout: Is there a role in management for the general practice nurse?. Practice Nurse. full text>
  • Barnett LA, Pritchard MG, Edwards JJ, Afolabi EK, Jordan KP, Healey EL, Finney AG, Chew-Graham CA, Mallen CD, Dziedzic KS. 2018. Relationship of anxiety with joint pain and its management: A population survey. Musculoskeletal Care, vol. 16(3), 353-362. link> doi> full text>
  • Oppong R, Jowett S, Lewis M, Clarkson K, Paskins Z, Croft P, Edwards JJ, Healey E, Jordan KP, Morden A, Ong BN, Porcheret M, Finney A, Hay E, Dziedzic K. 2018. Cost-effectiveness of a model consultation to support self-management in patients with osteoarthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford), vol. 57(6), 1056-1063. link> doi> full text>
  • Hider SL, Bucknall M, Cooke K, Cooke K, Finney AG, Goddin D, Healey EL, Hennings S, Herron D, Jinks C, Lewis M, Machin A, Mallen C, Wathall S, Chew-Graham CA. 2018. The INCLUDE study: INtegrating and improving Care for patients with infLammatory rheUmatological DisordErs in the community; identifying multimorbidity: Protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. J Comorb, vol. 8(1), 2235042X18792373. link> doi> full text>
  • Jackson H, Barnett LA, Jordan KP, Dziedzic KS, Cottrell E, Finney AG, Paskins Z, Edwards JJ. 2017. Patterns of routine primary care for osteoarthritis in the UK: a cross-sectional electronic health records study. BMJ Open, vol. 7(12), e019694. link> doi> full text>
  • Finney A, Dziedzic KS, Lewis M, Healey E. 2017. Multisite peripheral joint pain: a cross-sectional study of prevalence and impact on general health, quality of life, pain intensity and consultation behaviour. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 18(1), 535. link> doi> full text>
  • Dziedzic KS, Healey EL, Porcheret M, Afolabi EK, Lewis M, Morden A, Jinks C, McHugh GA, Ryan S, Finney A, Main C, Edwards JJ, Paskins Z, Pushpa-Rajah A, Hay EM. 2018. Implementing core NICE guidelines for osteoarthritis in primary care with a model consultation (MOSAICS): a cluster randomised controlled trial. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, vol. 26(1), 43-53. link> doi> full text>
  • Healey EL, Main CJ, Ryan S, McHugh GA, Porcheret M, Finney AG, Morden A, Dziedzic KS. 2016. A nurse-led clinic for patients consulting with osteoarthritis in general practice: development and impact of training in a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Fam Pract, vol. 17(1), 173. link> doi> full text>
  • Finney A, Healey E, Jordan JL, Ryan S, Dziedzic KS. 2016. Multidisciplinary approaches to managing osteoarthritis in multiple joint sites: a systematic review. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 17, 266. link> doi> full text>
  • Finney AG, Johnson K, Edwards J, Duffy H, Dziedzic K. 2016. Critically Appraised Topics (CATs): A method of integrating best evidence into general practice nursing. Practice Nurse, 32-34.
  • Healey EL, Jinks C, Tan VA, Chew-Graham CA, Lawton SA, Nicholls E, Finney AG, Porcheret M, Cooper V, Lewis M, Dziedzic KS, Wathall S, Mallen CD. 2015. Improving the care of people with long-term conditions in primary care: protocol for the ENHANCE pilot trial. J Comorb, vol. 5, 135-149. link> doi> full text>
  • Finney AG, Jinks C, Mallen C, Healey E. 2015. Study aims to test extended review of LTCs to improve management of OA and anxiety/ depression. Practice Nurse.
  • Dziedzic KS, Healey EL, Porcheret M, Ong BN, Main CJ, Jordan KP, Lewis M, Edwards JJ, Jinks C, Morden A, McHugh GA, Ryan S, Finney A, Jowett S, Oppong R, Afolabi E, Pushpa-Rajah A, Handy J, Clarkson K, Mason E, Whitehurst T, Hughes RW, Croft PR, Hay EM. 2014. Implementing the NICE osteoarthritis guidelines: a mixed methods study and cluster randomised trial of a model osteoarthritis consultation in primary care--the Management of OsteoArthritis In Consultations (MOSAICS) study protocol. Implement Sci, vol. 9, 95. link> doi> full text>
  • Finney A, Healey EL, Lewis M, Ryan S, Dziedzic KS. 2013. MULTISITE PERIPHERAL JOINT PAIN IN THE COMMUNITY: PREVALENCE AND IMPACT IN THE NORTH WEST MIDLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM (UK). ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol. 72, 1042-1043. link>
  • Finney AG, Porcheret M, Grime J, Jordan K, Handy J, Healey E, Ryan S, Jester R, Dziedzic K. 2013. Defining the content of an opportunistic Osteoarthritis consultation with primary health care professionals: a Delphi consensus study. Arthritis Care and Research, vol. 65(6), 962-968.
  • Thwaites C and Finney A. 2010. Rheumatoid arthritis. 2: Exploring treatment options to achieve early control and remission. Nurs Times, vol. 106(10), 18-20. link>
  • Finney A and Thwaites C. 2010. Rheumatoid arthritis. 1: Background, symptoms and ensuring prompt diagnosis and treatment. Nurs Times, vol. 106(9), 22-24. link>
  • Finney A and Thwaites C. 2010. Rheumatoid arthritis. 1: Background, symptoms and ensuring prompt diagnosis and treatment. Nursing Times, vol. 9(106), 22-24.
  • Thwaites C and Finney A. 2010. Rheumatoid arthritis. 2: Exploring treatment options to achieve early control and remission. Nursing Times, vol. 10(106), 18-20.
  • Finney A and Rushton C. 2007. Recognition and management of patients with anaphylaxis. Nurs Stand, vol. 21(37), 50-57. link> doi>
  • Finney A and Rushton C. 2007. Recognition and management of patients with anaphalaxis. Nurs Stand, vol. 21(37), 50-56.
  • Finney A and Thwaites C. 2006. Handling Safety - for people with inflammatory arthritis. Nursing Times, vol. 102(21), 26-28.

Chapters

  • Finney AG and Maslin Prothero S. 2011. Long Term Conditions. In Public Health and the Nursing Role. Linsley P, Kane R, Owen S (Eds.). Oxford Univ Pr.
  • Finney AG. 2010. Clinical Skills. In Baillière's study skills for nurses and midwives. Maslin-Prothero S (Ed.). Bailliere Tindall.

Other

  • Hider S, Machin A, Bucknall M, Cooke K, Jinks C, Healey E, Finney A, Cooke K, Wathall S, Mallen C, Chew-Graham C. 2020. UNDERTAKING AN INTEGRATED NURSE LED REVIEW (INCLUDE) FOR PATIENTS WITH INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS: DOES IT CHANGE MANAGEMENT OF MORBIDITIES?. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 59). link> doi>
  • Jinks C, Nicholls E, Liddle J, Healey EL, Evans AL, Chew-Graham CA, Dziedzic S, Tan VA, Finney AG, Porcheret M, Lawton S, Cooper V, Lewis M, Mallen CD, Team ENHANCE. 2017. INTEGRATING CASE FINDING AND INITIAL MANAGEMENT FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION INTO ROUTINE PRIMARY CARE NURSE-LED LONG-TERM CONDITION REVIEWS: RESULTS FROM THE ENHANCE PILOT TRIAL. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES (vol. 76, p. 1433). link> doi>
  • Lawton SA, Healey E, Lewis M, Nicholls E, Jinks C, Tan V, Finney A, Mallen CD, Team ENHANCES. 2016. Challenges and solutions for the operationalisation of the ENHANCE study: a pilot stepped wedge trial within a general practice setting. TRIALS (vol. 17). link> doi> full text>
  • Jinks C, Morden A, Chew-Graham C, Porcheret M, Finney A, Dziedzic K, Healey EL, Tan V, Cooper V, Jordan J, Mallen C. 2015. CASE-FINDING FOR JOINT PAIN AND ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: THE ENHANCE STUDY. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES (vol. 74, p. 1182). link> doi>
  • Finney A, Dziedzic K, Lewis M, Ryan S, Healey E. 2015. MEASURING PAIN INTENSITY IN OLDER ADULTS WITH "MULTISITE" PERIPHERAL JOINT PAIN USING A COMPOSITE SCORE. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES (vol. 74, p. 549). link> doi>
  • Jinks C, Morden A, Chew-Graham C, Porcheret M, Finney A, Dziedzic K, Healey EL, Tan V, Cooper V, Jordan J, Mallen CD. 2015. INTEGRATING CARE FOR JOINT PAIN AND ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION INTO REVIEWS FOR LONG-TERM CONDITIONS: THE ENHANCE STUDY. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 54, p. 67). link>
  • Healey EL, Main CJ, Ryan S, McHugh GA, Finney A, Dziedzic KS. 2014. A MODEL OSTEOARTHRITIS CONSULTATION WITHIN PRIMARY CARE: A NOVEL NURSE-LED APPROACH TO PROMOTE SELF-MANAGEMENT. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES (vol. 73, pp. 1060-1061). link> doi>
  • Dziedzic K, Chew Graham CA, Crabtree V, Jordan J, Healey EL, Porcheret M, Mallen CD, Finney AG. Managing osteoarthritis in consultations (MOSAICS): an implementation study of NICE recommendations in primary care.
  • Finney A, Healey EL, Lewis M, Ryan S, Dziedzic KS. 2014. THE INCREASED RISK OF SELF-REPORTED PRIMARY CARE CONSULTATIONS ATTRIBUTABLE TO MULTISITE PERIPHERAL JOINT PAIN. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 53, pp. 70-71). link>
  • Healey EL, Afolabi EK, Lewis M, Edwards JJ, Jordan KP, Finney A, Smith R, Jinks C, Dziedzic KS. 2014. UPTAKE OF THE NICE OSTEOARTHRITIS CORE TREATMENTS IN COMMUNITY DWELLING OLDER ADULTS WITH A SELF-REPORTED PRIMARY CARE CONSULTATION FOR JOINT PAIN. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 53, p. 83). link>
  • Finney AG, Healey EL, Lewis M, Ryan S, Dziedzic KS. 2013. Multisite peripheral joint pain in the community: Prevalence and impact in the North West Midlands, United Kingdom. Annals of Rheumatic Disease (vol. 72, p. 121).
  • Finney AG, Healey E, Ryan S, Jordan J, Dziedzic K. Multidisciplinary interventions for multisite osteoarthritis in primary care: A systematic review. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (vol. 20, p. s190). doi>
  • Finney AG, Porcheret M, Grime J, Handy J, Jordan K, Jester R, Dziedzic K. Defining the content of an opportunistic osteoarthritis consultation with health care professionals:A Delphi consensus study. Annals of Rheumatic Disease (vol. 70, p. 756). doi>
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