Mr Mark Hughes RGN, DN, HV, BSc (hons), MSc, PGCE

Mr Mark Hughes

School of Nursing

Contact details

Room EF12, Nursing dept
East wing 1st floor
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Mark Hughes teaches on the undergraduate nursing programme (B700), and is also the Admissions Tutor for the programme. He teaches on the following modules: Community Care

Mark is the module leader for the BNurs modules of Public Health and Long-term conditions, where students have supported clinical placements in community and hospital settings, which involves supporting these students, and liaising with Clinical Mentors and Practice Placement Managers.

Mark teaches on the joint nursing/physiotherapy module of Developing as a Health Professional, the Healthy Child (Child field), and post-graduate Masters in Advanced Practice, and clinical skills. He is also involved in the delivery of the Non-medical prescribing course.

Mark has responsibility for personal tutees and dissertation supervisees and has substantial liaison with the Employability team. Other responsibilities include The Overseas Elective experience, where student nurses can elect to go abroad or stay in the UK for a placement, providing an exciting opportunity offering enhanced experience for students in improving confidence, cultural awareness and clinical skills.

Mark held the Admissions Tutor role from April 2008 to September 2013 for the Bachelor of Nursing degree, and organised Open Days, outreach activity and contributed to marketing strategy for the school, the College and the University.

He is now the academic lead for the Public Engagement in Nursing group, who meet five times a year, to consult with service users about different aspects of the course and student recruitment.

Previously, he was a reviewer for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and is now an external examiner for the University of East Anglia, and the accredited Guernsey Health Board.


  • Registered General Nurse 1981
  • District Nursing 1986
  • Health Visiting 1993
  • BSc (hons) Health Studies 1998
  • Master of Science in Primary Health Care Policy and Management 2001
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Education 2007


Mark has held various nursing roles in adult nursing: chest unit, elderly care, medicine- 1981-1985; District Nurse for 3 years from 1986-1989; Health Visitor for 11 years from 1993-2004 (including as a nurse member of Eastern Birmingham PCT Professional Executive Committee from 2002-2004).




Other activities

Book reviews:

Hewitt-Taylor J (2012) Understanding and Managing Change in Healthcare: a step by step guide. Palgrave MacMillan

Taylor R (ed) (2011) “Research and evidence-based practice: Understanding and application for nursing” Sage Publications.

Baughan & Smith (2011) Caring in Nursing Practice. Pearson education



Wood L & Hughes M (2013) “Reviewing the effectiveness of larval therapy”. Journal of Community Nursing, March/April, vol 27, issue 2

Hughes M (2011) “Getting the best out of student placements” Nursing Times, Jan 2011, vol 107 no 2

McGregor E & Hughes M (2010) “Breastfeeding experiences of mothers from disadvantaged groups” Community Practitioner, July, vol 83, no 7