Pamela Page

Course Group Leader for CPD modules and Post Registration Academic Awards

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Department:School of Nursing & Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Pam Page is Course Group Leader for a range of CPD modules and post registration academic awards within School of Nursing & Midwifery at Anglia Ruskin University.



Having qualified as a RN at University College London, Pam specialised in critical care and worked at Guys Hospital, London. Pam completed a BSc (Hons) Health Studies, registered her teaching qualification with the NMC and undertook a Higher Degree qualification in Physiology she is currently undertaking doctoral studies at City University London. Her research interests relate to the patient and relative experience in critical care, patient safety and emotional literacy of nursing staff and she has published and presented widely in these areas.

Research interests

  • Critical illness experience
  • Patient deterioration
  • Quality of life following critical illness
  • Burnout and resilience in critical care nurses
  • Constructivist ground theory
  • Sepsis- detection and management

We are at the beginning of understanding the long term legacy of critical care, indeed it is claimed that understanding and supporting “critical care survivorship” is the greatest challenge for practitioners working within this care setting. As a critical care nurse by background I have witnessed and engaged with the many challenges faced by patients, families and practitioners. How family members experience critical care has been a particular research interest. Issues around the early detection of the deteriorating patient and the contribution that simulation can play is an associated research interest.

Areas of research supervision

Supervision of pre- and post-registration nurses and operating department practitioners (ODPs) on undergraduate major projects.

Pam would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:

  • Intensive care/critical care/high-dependency care nursing
  • Outreach in acute care
  • Critical illness survivorship
  • Compassion in critical illness


  • Acute and critical care nursing
  • Respiratory physiology and respiratory failure
  • Cardiovascular physiology and haemodynamic compromise
  • Tissue perfusion and shock states
  • Patient and relative experience
  • Emotional resilience and compassionate care
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Simulation and scenario facilitation 


  • Doctoral student City University
  • Advanced Life Support UK Resuscitation Council
  • Higher Degree (QC) Physiology University of London (UMDS)
  • BSc (Hons) Health Studies (Nursing) Anglia Polytechnic University
  • Certificate in Higher Education University of London
  • Certificate of Graduate Foreign Nurses (USA)
  • Intro to Counselling FE college Essex
  • General Intensive Care Guys Hospital, London
  • Registered General Nurse University College London

Memberships, editorial boards

  • British Association Critical Care Nurses (BACCN)
  • Intensive Care Society
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Trustee Melville Sheppard fund for nurses

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Member of National Guideline group for BACCN

Selected recent publications

Walker, S., Andrew, S., Page, P., Davis, K. (2015) The role of managers regarding the impact of CPD upon the clinical workforce" Journal of Nursing Management. (In press)

Page P2012 Succeed in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations Chapter 6 in Hutchfield & Standing Succeeding in Essays, Exams, and OSCEs for Nursing Students. Learning Matters series. SAGE publications.

Plowright C., Page, P. et al (2012) “Position Statement on Visiting in Adult Critical Care Units in the UK” Nursing in Critical Care Vol 17 issue 4 pg 213-218

Recent presentations and conferences

Page P 2014 Survival is not enough- patient perspectives post critical care, BACCN 29th Annual Conference, Cardiff, UK

Page P 2014 A Humanistic Trajectory of Critical Illness, Doctoral Conference, City University London

Page P 2014 Benefits of CPD for NHS Healthcare Staff & Patients, Annual Research Conference, Anglia Ruskin University,

Andrews S. & Page P. 2012 “Best evidence, best care: Research in nursing curricula”  9th China Guanghua International Nursing Conference; Westminster, London.

Page P.2012 “Care & Compassion in Critical Care” BACCN Eastern region conference, Ipswich.

Page P.2012 “Care & Compassion” BACCN 4th International Conference; Going Global in 48hrs. Brighton Dome, 2012

Page P.2012 “Critical to Care- Adult Acute Care” Preliminary meeting 9th China Guanghua International Nursing Conference; Railway Hotel, Beijing, China

Page P.2011 “Care & Compassion in an age of Financial Austerity” Eastern Region Critical Care Conference hosted by Princess Alexandra Hospital Stansted, UK

Page P 2011– “Visitation in Critical Care – a BACCN position Statement” (published March 12) BACCN National Conference Newcastle, UK. National Guideline Presentation

Page. P. 2010 “DNAR orders – What are they and what are their limitations?” In conjunction with ARU PMI and Basildon & Thurrock University Foundation Trust, UK

Page. P.2010 “Psycho-social aspects in Critical Care- maintaining emotional literacy”. Eastern region Critical Care Conference hosted by Princess Alexandra Hospital Stansted, UK

Media experience

BBC Look East 2013 – professional commentary on increased incidence of allergy.