Dr Andrew Finney

Title: Research Fellow & Lecturer of Nursing
Phone: +44 (0) 1782 733974 - Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University
+44 (0) 1782 679667 - Royal Stoke University Hospital
Email: a.finney@keele.ac.uk
Location: CEC -SF55B
Role: Nurse Lecturer & Research Fellow
Contacting me: Email or Telephone

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.

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. Andrew also taught on the ‘Learning Beyond Registration’ Mentorship course. He vacated the role of Clinical Skills Lecturer in November 2010 and is now a Lecturer of Adult Nursing and post-doctoral research fellow.

Andrew was seconded to the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences in 2010 and successfully completed his PhD in 2014. Since January 2014, Andrew has divided his time between working in the School of Nursing and Midwifery where he leads the graduate programme 'Fundamentals in General Practice Nursing'; and at the research institute where his post-doctoral work to date has focussed on implementation of the practice nurse training that formed part of his PhD study within the ‘MOSAICS trial’ (Dziedzic et al, 2014). He is also ‘Nurse Lead’ on the ‘ENHANCE study’ (Finney et al, 2015). In addition to these roles he received funding in March 2015 to undertake the role of 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 further funding for a second year.

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 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’s current post-doctoral study involves evaluating the success of enhanced practice nurse consultations for those with multi-morbidity. The ‘ENHANCE’ trial is funded by the West Midlands Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC).

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.
  • 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. 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. 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>
  • Jackson H, Barnett LA, Jordan KP, Dziedzic KS, Cottrell E, Finney AG, Paskins Z, Edwards JJ. 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>

Full Publications List show

Journal Articles

  • 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. 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. 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>
  • Jackson H, Barnett LA, Jordan KP, Dziedzic KS, Cottrell E, Finney AG, Paskins Z, Edwards JJ. 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. 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. 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

  • 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>
  • 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>
  • 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>

Andrew currently leads the Work Based Learning module which forms part of the Master’s Degree in Advanced Professional Practice. Andrew co-leads the Degree level Evidence Based Practice (EBP) model and teaches EBP throughout the under-graduate nursing curriculum. Andrew’s clinical background and research have specialised in musculoskeletal diseases and therefore he also teaches the health assessment and management of many musculoskeletal conditions across the undergraduate and post-graduate curriculums.