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Tom Simons BSc (Hons), DipHE, PGCert, PGDip, FHEA, RN


Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences


Tom started his professional nursing career as a mature student, concentrating on his psychology and biology studies first, gaining the BSc Psychology et Biology at Liverpool John Moores University.

His enthusiasm and concern for patients' wellbeing led him to further his curiosity in nursing, which was then followed by a hunger for education, and ended in a Diploma in High Education in Nursing, awarded by the University of Central Lancashire.

Tom then practised as a critical care outreach nurse practitioner and an emergency nurse practitioner for more years then he would like to admit in acute NHS hospital trusts. He also completed the PG Diploma in Advanced Nurse Practice at the City University of London. He most recently completed a PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Besides all of the above, Tom is also qualified and well experienced in treating patients with minor illnesses and injuries.

During his time in the NHS, Tom was also very passionate about his role of an educator and Solent University is happy to have him as valued member of the lecturing team.

Taught courses

Further information

Industry experience

Tom’s past appointments were:

  • Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen NHS Trust - Registered Nurse in emergency department and acute medical unit
  • St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust - Registered Nurse in the emergency department
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust – Charge Nurse and Critical Care Outreach Nurse Practitioner/ Rapid Response Team
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust - Senior Case Manager - East of England trauma network, Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Teaching experience

  • Acute life-threatening events recognition and treatment
  • Ward acute care scenarios
  • Modified early warning scores
  • Assessment and management of the deteriorating patient
  • Critical care module as part of the BSc in Acute Care at Anglia Ruskin University.

Tom taught, assessed and mentored students in the Wessex Emergency Care Collaborative Emergency Nurse Practitioner course.

Research interests

Tom has a passion for acute and emergency care and believes the best way to improve patient outcome is through an appropriate education. He is also interested in health psychology and the impact of illness, as well as minor illness and injuries with the impact on primary and secondary care.