Nicola Carey


  • UHI Institute of Health Research and Innovation, Centre for Health Science, Old Perth Road,

    IV2 3JH Inverness

    United Kingdom

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Nicola is a qualified nurse who has worked in a variety of posts across the country in primary care as both a practice nurse and nurse practitioner. She also spent two years in the United States whilst undertaking her Master's in Public Health in community health education and was involved in several national and state level projects including the Youth Risk Behaviour Survey. Her research interests include quality improvement, workforce development, non-medical prescribing and patient self-management. She has significant experience in the conduct and management of multi-site studies and mixed methods research.

She has also previously worked as a member of the HTA pharmaceutical panel and the NIHR grant awarding body Research for Patients Benefit (RfPB) and is Vice-Chair for the Association of Prescribers.

Research interests

Nicola has been involved in a number of projects in non-medical prescribing including: diabetes, dermatology, paediatrics and the development of multi-professional prescribing. The findings from this research have provided support for revised prescribing regulation and assisted service providers to understand how non-medical prescribing can be used in service redesign.


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