Ms Frances Barraclough

RN, MPhil(Medicine)MNursing Ed,
Lecturer
University Centre for Rural Health, North Coast

Telephone + 61 2 6620 7267
Fax + 61 2 6620 7270

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Biographical details

Currently employed at the University Centre for Rural Health North Coast, NSW

Registered Nurse

  • Master of Philosophy (Faculty of Medicine), University of Sydney describing the role of the Nurse Practitioner in primary health care settings in rural NSW. (demonstrated experience in qualitative research, including ethics approval, interviews, focus groups, observations, data analysis, interpretation and report writing)
  • Formal evaluation of an Integrated Mental Health Service in a small rural town, recommendations led to changes in practice (Community based research demonstrating experience in qualitative research, including ethics approval, interviews, focus groups, observations, data analysis, interpretation and report writing)
  • Publication - Integration in a nurse practitioner-led mental health service in rural Australia. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 2016. Community based research demonstrating the impact of NP led services in small rural communities)
  • Part of an AHREN working group looking at the results from a large scale cross-sectional, survey-based study that was undertaken across the 11 UDRHs, the aim of which was to investigate the experiences of medical, nursing and allied health students with their UDRH-supported placements, as well as their level of satisfaction with their placement and their intention to enter rural practice after graduation. I have been assisting to analyse the results of the qualitative part of this research, the aims of which were to explore the students’ experiences and perceptions of living, working and studying in their placement location, what they most enjoyed about their placement, and how their placement experience could have been improved
  • Contribution to the Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand project on Harmonisation of Clinical Assessment tools for medical students. UCRH was a pilot site for this project. I was part of the project committee providing governance and strategic advice and on the ground support to clinicians and students
  • Successful track record of working collaboratively with clinicians from all health disciplines, researchers and university staff across a range of universities, students from a range of disciplines and universities , the health sector and other external stakeholders
  • Significant experience in recruiting, managing and supporting professional staff
  • Successful track record of developing and implementing professional development programs including an online dementia program that has since been rolled out nationally

Research interests

Nurse Practitioners, Primary Health Care, Developing innovative approaches to student placements and student experiences including Interprofessional Learning opportunities, Building solid networks, knowledge of university curriculums across a number of programs and universities, Advocate for innovation in rural and remote health, aged care

Teaching and supervision

Developing and implementing programs for students from a range of discuiplines and universities to participate in interdisciplinary learning including a full day weekly program, a weekly student led case discussion andfacilitating the USYDannual health care challenge for 75 students. These workshops build trust, respect and understanding amongst the disciplines. I facilitate weekly Student-led inter-professional case discussions to deepen understanding of the role of teamwork in the management of chronic, complex diseases.

  • As part of the medical student program at the UCRH I am involved with simulation training for acute management of emergencies; performing the competency assessment for gowning and gloving as part of the Australian Council of Operating Room Nursing standards, hand hygiene, and teaching other clinical skills such as catheterisation
  • Facilitation of student led interprofessional events including weekly case discussions and weekly Multidisciplinary days as well as coordinating larger events such as the Health Care Challenge
  • Leading clinical and professional scenarios with medical and allied health students to deepen their understanding of the role of teamwork in the management of chronic, complex diseases
  • Evidence Based Medicine USYD
  • Integrated Population Medicine (IPM) USYD
  • I facilitate weekly debrief and clinical reasoning sessions with up to 20 allied health students
  • Accredited Facilitator Teaching on the Run program

Current projects

Contributing to the Australian Government Department of Health Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program by organising new community placement opportunities for allied health students and developing and implementing interprofessional programs to enhance the rural training experiences for students from a range of disciplines and universities.

  • Contributing to the UCRH placement targets for allied health by developing new innovative continuous community placements for Occupational Therapy students in early intervention, primary schools and aged care facilities within small rural towns within our region enhancing student engagement in our broader community and responding to the needs of our local community. This involves working collaboratively with five universities and engaging and working with managers and staff at twelve facilities as well as OT supervisors to mentor and support the students. These placements are providing OT services to these communities and preparing work ready OTs. They are also demonstrating the importance of allied health professionals supporting the health and wellbeing of people living in rural and remote communities.
  • Having an in-depth working knowledge and understanding of the relevant curriculums across medicine and allied health and more recently inclusive of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. This is across several universities.
  • Developing and implementing programs for students to participate in interdisciplinary learning including a full day weekly program, a weekly student led case discussion and an annual health care challenge for 75 students. These workshops build trust, respect and understanding amongst the disciplines. I facilitate weekly Student-led inter-professional case discussions to deepen understanding of the role of teamwork in the management of chronic, complex diseases.
  • Providing support to supervisors, students and sites including teaching opportunities for rural health practitioners as well as volunteer opportunities for students. Build the capacity for supervisors across nursing and allied health.
  • Providing opportunities for community engagement, for example organising for students to live in our small communities and focussing on non-traditional placements outside of acute care settings and within local rural communities as well as opportunities for students to volunteer in the community.
  • Implementation of placement evaluation tools for students and sites and collection of student data to ensure quality of placements and student satisfaction. Planning underway for a formalised evaluation and research project in 2017 to report on new models of placements and supervision
  • Helping the UCRH achieve its quantitative targets as part of the core requirements for example increasing student placements and student placement weeks.

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Barraclough, F., Longman, J., Barclay, L. (2016). Integration in a nurse practitioner-led mental health service in rural Australia. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 24(2), 144-150. [More Information]

Research Reports

  • Longman, J., Barraclough, F., Barclay, L. (2012). Evaluation of the Nimbin Integrated Services Project, Final Report 25 July 2012, (pp. 3 - 43). Lismore, Australia: The University of Sydney.
  • Keane, S., Birden, H., Swain, L., Barraclough, F. (2012). Interprofessional Learning in a Rural Context, (pp. 1 - 60). Lismore, Australia: University Centre for Rural Health.

2016

  • Barraclough, F., Longman, J., Barclay, L. (2016). Integration in a nurse practitioner-led mental health service in rural Australia. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 24(2), 144-150. [More Information]

2012

  • Longman, J., Barraclough, F., Barclay, L. (2012). Evaluation of the Nimbin Integrated Services Project, Final Report 25 July 2012, (pp. 3 - 43). Lismore, Australia: The University of Sydney.
  • Keane, S., Birden, H., Swain, L., Barraclough, F. (2012). Interprofessional Learning in a Rural Context, (pp. 1 - 60). Lismore, Australia: University Centre for Rural Health.

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