Claire Lawson

Title: Lecturer, Adult Nursing
Phone: 01782 679723
Email: c.a.rushton@keele.ac.uk
Location: CEC - SF55B
Role: ISTM Research theme: Health Services Research
Pre reg module lead & CPD tutor
Contacting me: Email/ office
Rushton Claire

Claire Rushton is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Keele University and a National Institute Health Research Doctoral Research Fellow. Claire’s interests are in cardiovascular nursing of acute and chronic cardiac patients, heart failure specialism and comorbidity. Claire maintains an honorary contract with the University Hospital Trust where she contributes to heart failure nursing specialist care. Claire is currently on a 3 year secondment to the Health Services Research Unit at Keele to complete a research PhD to investigate ‘Comorbidity and changing prognosis in heart failure patients: transitions from primary care to specialist care (2C-HF)’.

ISTM Research theme: Health Services Research

Claire’s research interests include heart failure care, prognosis and the influence of comorbidity on the patient’s trajectory.  Claire has worked with the Health Services Research Unit at Keele and has investigated the influence of polypharmacy on outcomes in heart failure populations and the influence of comorbidity on cardiovascular disease outcomes under the supervision of Dr Umesh Kadam.  In 2012, Claire successfully acquired a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellowship. This fellowship was successfully achieved in a highly competitive national competition. This prestigious research grant has allowed Claire to be seconded from the School of Nursing and Midwifery for three years in order to undertake a PhD at the Health Services Research Unit entitled ‘Comorbidity and changing prognosis in heart failure patients: transitions from primary care to  specialist care  (2C-HF)’.

Selected Publications

  • Lawson CA, Testani JM, Mamas M, Damman K, Jones PW, Teece L, Kadam UT. 2018. Chronic kidney disease, worsening renal function and outcomes in a heart failure community setting: A UK national study. Int J Cardiol, vol. 267, 120-127. link> doi> full text>
  • Lawson C, Solis-Trapala I, Dahlstrom U, Mamas M, Jaarsma T, Kadam U, Stromberg A. 2018. Comorbidity health pathways in heart failure patients: A sequences-of-regressions analysis using cross-sectional data from 10,575 patients in the Swedish Heart Failure Registry. PLoS Medicine. doi> full text>
  • Rashid M, Rushton CA, Kwok CS, Kinnaird T, Kontopantelis E, Olier I, Ludman P, De Belder MA, Nolan J, Mamas MA. 2017. Impact of Access Site Practice on Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Following Thrombolysis for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the United Kingdom: An Insight From the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society Dataset. JACC Cardiovasc Interv, vol. 10(22), 2258-2265. link> doi> full text>
  • Lawson CA, Jones PW, Teece L, Dunbar SB, Seferovic PM, Khunti K, Mamas M, Kadam UT. 2018. Association Between Type 2 Diabetes and All-Cause Hospitalization and Mortality in the UK General Heart Failure Population: Stratification by Diabetic Glycemic Control and Medication Intensification. JACC Heart Fail, vol. 6(1), 18-26. link> doi>
  • Lawson CA and Mamas M. 2017. Atrial Fibrillation; A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma. Revista Española de Cardiología. doi> link> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Lawson CA, Testani JM, Mamas M, Damman K, Jones PW, Teece L, Kadam UT. 2018. Chronic kidney disease, worsening renal function and outcomes in a heart failure community setting: A UK national study. Int J Cardiol, vol. 267, 120-127. link> doi> full text>
  • Lawson C, Solis-Trapala I, Dahlstrom U, Mamas M, Jaarsma T, Kadam U, Stromberg A. 2018. Comorbidity health pathways in heart failure patients: A sequences-of-regressions analysis using cross-sectional data from 10,575 patients in the Swedish Heart Failure Registry. PLoS Medicine. doi> full text>
  • Rashid M, Rushton CA, Kwok CS, Kinnaird T, Kontopantelis E, Olier I, Ludman P, De Belder MA, Nolan J, Mamas MA. 2017. Impact of Access Site Practice on Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Following Thrombolysis for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the United Kingdom: An Insight From the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society Dataset. JACC Cardiovasc Interv, vol. 10(22), 2258-2265. link> doi> full text>
  • Lawson CA, Jones PW, Teece L, Dunbar SB, Seferovic PM, Khunti K, Mamas M, Kadam UT. 2018. Association Between Type 2 Diabetes and All-Cause Hospitalization and Mortality in the UK General Heart Failure Population: Stratification by Diabetic Glycemic Control and Medication Intensification. JACC Heart Fail, vol. 6(1), 18-26. link> doi>
  • Lawson CA and Mamas M. 2017. Atrial Fibrillation; A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma. Revista Española de Cardiología. doi> link> full text>
  • Lawson C, Pati S, Green J, Messina G, Strömberg A, Nante N, Golinelli D, Verzuri A, White S, Jaarsma T, Walsh P, Lonsdale P, Kadam UT. 2017. Development of an international comorbidity education framework. Nurse Educ Today, vol. 55, 82-89. link> doi> full text>
  • Wu P, Haththotuwa R, Kwok CS, Babu A, Kotronias RA, Rushton C, Zaman A, Fryer AA, Kadam U, Chew-Graham CA, Mamas MA. 2017. Preeclampsia and Future Cardiovascular Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes, vol. 10(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Kwok CS, Wong CW, Rushton CA, Ahmed F, Cunnington C, Davies SJ, Patwala A, Mamas MA, Satchithananda D. 2017. Ultrafiltration for acute decompensated cardiac failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Cardiol, vol. 228, 122-128. link> doi> full text>
  • Riley JP, Astin F, Crespo-Leiro MG, Deaton CM, Kienhorst J, Lambrinou E, McDonagh TA, Rushton CA, Stromberg A, Filippatos G, Anker SD. 2016. Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology heart failure nurse curriculum. European journal of heart failure. doi> link> full text>
  • Rushton CA, Satchithananda DK, Jones PW, Kadam UT. 2015. Non-cardiovascular comorbidity, severity and prognosis in non-selected heart failure populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Cardiol, vol. 196, 98-106. link> doi>
  • Rushton CA, Green J, Jaarsma T, Walsh P, Strömberg A, Kadam UT. 2015. The challenge of multimorbidity in nurse education: an international perspective. Nurse Educ Today, vol. 35(1), 288-292. link> doi> full text>
  • Doos L, Bradley E, Rushton CA, Satchithananda D, Davies SJ, Kadam UT. 2015. Heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease multimorbidity at hospital discharge transition: a study of patient and carer experience. Health Expect, vol. 18(6), 2401-2412. link> doi> full text>
  • Rushton CA and Kadam UT. 2014. Impact of non-cardiovascular disease comorbidity on cardiovascular disease symptom severity: a population-based study. Int J Cardiol, vol. 175(1), 154-161. link> doi>
  • Lawson CA, Jones PW, Kadam UT. 2014. Comorbidity and prognosis in heart failure populations: A systematic review. European Journal of Heart Failure, vol. 16 (Suppl. 2), 5-365.
  • Lawson CA and Kadam UT. 2014. Impact of non-cardiovascular disease comorbidity on symptom severity in heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases: a population-based study. European Journal of Heart Failure, vol. 16 (Suppl. 2), 5-365..
  • Rushton CA, Strömberg A, Jaarsma T, Kadam UT. 2014. Multidrug and optimal heart failure therapy prescribing in older general practice populations: a clinical data linkage study. BMJ Open, vol. 4(1), e003698. link> doi> full text>
  • Uppal S and Rushton CA. 2013. The challenge of palliative care in heart failure. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, vol. 8, 15-19. doi>
  • Prior JA, Rushton CA, Jordan KP, Kadam UT. 2012. Comorbidity Cohort (2C) study: cardiovascular disease severity and comorbid osteoarthritis in primary care. BMC Health Serv Res, vol. 12, 295. link> doi> full text>
  • Rushton CA. 2012. Comprehensive resource for heart failure, a book review of the Oxford textbook of heart failure. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, vol. 7, 141.
  • Rushton CA, Satchithananda DK, Kadam UT. 2011. Comorbidity in modern nursing: a closer look at heart failure. Br J Nurs, vol. 20(5), 280-285. link> doi>
  • Rushton CA and Kadam UT. 2011. Polypharmacy in heart failure: a growing challenge. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, vol. 6(5), 214-220.
  • Douglas J, Flood Y, Morris S, Rushton C. 2008. 'Dipping our toes in the research pool': novice researchers in a collaborative project. Nurse Res, vol. 15(3), 59-71. link> doi>
  • Rushton CA, Green B, Segrott J, Priest H, Rout A, Mclvor M, Douglas J, Flood Y, Morris S. 2007. Research capacity for everyone? A case study of two academic nursing schools' capacity building strategies. Journal of Research in Nursing, vol. 12(3), 247-265. doi>
  • Finney A and Rushton C. 2007. Recognition and management of patients with anaphylaxis. Nurs Stand, vol. 21(37), 50-57. link> doi>
  • Rashid M, lawson, potts, Kontopantelis E, kwok, Bertrand O, shoaib, Ludman P, Kinnaird T, de Belder M, Nolan J, mamas. Incidence, determinants and outcomes of left and right radial access use in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in the United Kingdom, a national perspective using the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) dataset. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. full text>

Chapters

  • RUSHTON C. 2011. ST Segment Elevation Infarction. In Caring for the Cardiac Patient. Humphreys M (Ed.). London: Blackwell Scientific Publications.
  • Rushton CA. The pulse. In The Bupa Nursing Care Home Handbook. Wiley Blackwell.

Other

  • Kwok CS, Al-Dokheal M, Aldaham S, Rushton C, Butler R, Kinnaird T, Zaman A, Zaman MJ, Timmis A, Mamas M. 2017. THE IMPACT OF THE WEEKEND ADMISSION ON EARLY MORTALITY AFTER ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME: A META-ANALYSIS OF OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES. HEART (vol. 103, pp. A51-A52). link> doi>
  • Rushton CA, Riley L, Satchithananda D, Jones P, Kadam U. 2015. Time-dependent markers of comorbidity severity and change are associated with increased risk of mortality in heart failure: A national study of the English General Population. Annals of Epidemiology (vol. 25, p. 702). Elsevier Masson. doi>
  • Rushton CA, Jones PW, Kadam UT. 2014. Comorbidity and prognosis in heart failure populations: a systematic review. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HEART FAILURE (vol. 16, p. 149). link>
  • Rushton CA and Kadam UT. 2014. Impact of non-cardiovascular disease comorbidity on symptom severity in heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases: a population-based study. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HEART FAILURE (vol. 16, pp. 252-253). link>

Claire has teaching expertise in pre and post registration nursing programmes, curriculum development and inter-professional education. Claire has written and led pathways in Specialist Practice Nursing in Cardiology and modules in Healthcare Law and Ethics,  Adult nursing and Cardiac Rehabilitation (interdisciplinary course with physiotherapy).

Claire was nominated for a Keele University 'Teaching Excellence Award' 2013