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Visit Caroline McGraw

M107, Myddelton Street Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Caroline is a lecturer specialising in district nursing who joined City University London in May 2013.

Caroline initially qualified as an adult general nurse in 1991. She has been working in district nursing practice for over 15 years and completed her Primary Healthcare Nursing PGDip (District Nurse) with Specialist Practitioner Qualification in 2003. Her key interest at doctoral level was in applying conceptual models developed to predict risk and analyse adverse events in secondary care environments to the domiciliary care setting. Her key research interests include medication management with older people living at home, the interface between health and social care in the community, and risk management in domiciliary care settings.


PGCert Practice Education, PhD, PGDip, MSc, BSc and Registered General Nurse.


  1. Lecturer, City University London, May 2013 – present

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Higher Education Academy
  2. Association of District Nurse Educators
  3. Nursing and Midwifery Council


Research Areas

Medication management with older people living at home
Root cause analysis investigation of community acquired pressure ulcers



  1. Craig, G. and McGraw, C. (2020). Public health: Meeting the needs of diverse communities. Diversity and Cultural Awareness in Nursing Practice London: Learning Matters. ISBN 978-1-5264-2434-1.

Journal articles (19)

  1. McGraw, C. (2019). Achieving medicine optimisation with cross-sector cooperation. Nursing and Residential Care. doi:10.12968/nrec.2019.21.2.74.
  2. McGraw, C.A. (2019). Nurses’ perceptions of the root causes of community-acquired pressure ulcers: Application of the Model for Examining Safety and Quality Concerns in Home Healthcare. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28(3-4), pp. 575–588. doi:10.1111/jocn.14652.
  3. McGraw, C., Abbott, S. and Brook, J. (2018). Innovation in values based public health nursing student selection: A qualitative evaluation of candidate and selection panel member perspectives. Public Health Nursing, 35(4), pp. 344–352. doi:10.1111/phn.12392.
  4. McGraw, C. and Costa, A. (2018). Exploring perceptions and experiences of oral chemotherapy in people with cancer. Cancer Nursing Practice. doi:10.7748/cnp.2018.e1464.
  5. Brook, J. and McGraw, C. (2018). Multidisciplinary perspectives: Application of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to evaluate a health coaching initiative. Health and Social Care in the Community, 26(3). doi:10.1111/hsc.12536.
  6. Tranter, R. and McGraw, C. (2017). Integrating social media into routine midwifery services: Maternity Direct+. British Journal of Midwifery, 25(7), pp. 458–464.
  7. Cliff, C. and McGraw, C. (2016). The conduct and process of mental capacity assessments in home healthcare settings. British Journal of Community Nursing, 21(11), pp. 570–577. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2016.21.11.570.
  8. McGraw, C. and Jeffers, S. (2015). The importance of considering the treatment and care of family pets in domestic violence risk assessments. Journal of Health Visiting, 3(9), pp. 483–488. doi:10.12968/johv.2015.3.9.483.
  9. Mcgraw, C. and Drennan, V.M. (2014). Evaluation of the suitability of root cause analysis frameworks for the investigation of community-acquired pressure ulcers: A systematic review and documentary analysis. Journal of Clinical Nursing. doi:10.1111/jocn.12644.
  10. McGraw, C., Coleman, B., Ashman, L. and Hayes, S. (2012). The role of the pharmacy technician in the skill-mixed district nursing team. British Journal of Community Nursing, 17(9), pp. 440–4.
  11. McGraw, C. and Topping, C. (2011). The district nursing clinical error reduction programme, British Journal of Community Nursing. British Journal of Community Nursing, 16(1), pp. 35–40.
  12. McGraw, C. and Drennan, V. (2009). Assisting older people with bathing: comparing service provision in England and Japan. Journal of Community Nursing, 23(9), pp. 12–16.
  13. McGraw, C., Drennan, V. and Humphries, C. (2008). Understanding risk and safety in home health care: the limits of generic frameworks. Quality in Primary Care, 16, pp. 239–248.
  14. McGraw, C. and Drennan, V. (2006). Assessing the needs of older burglary victims: a link nurse scheme, British Journal of Community Nursing. British Journal of Community Nursing, 11(10), pp. 414–419.
  15. McGraw, C. and Drennan, V. (2005). Older people and medication management: from compliance to concordance. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 14, pp. 145–153. doi:10.1017/S0959259804001376.
  16. McGraw, C. and Drennan, V. (2004). Multi-compartment medication devices and patient compliance. British Journal of Community Nursing, 9(7), pp. 285–290.
  17. McGraw, C. and Drennan, V. (2001). Self-administration of medicine and older people. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 15(8), pp. 33–36.
  18. McGraw, C. and Drennan, V. (2000). District nurses and medication compliance devices. Pharmaceutical Journal, 264, pp. 368–368.
  19. McGraw, C. and Drennan, V. (2000). The use of medication compliance devices by district nursing services. British Journal of Community Nursing, 5(7), pp. 326–331.

Other Activities

Events/conferences (6)

  1. 6th International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research. Seoul, South Korea (2015).
    Description: Oral Presentation: Evaluation of the Suitability of Root Cause Analysis Frameworks in the Investigation of Community Acquired Pressure Ulcers
  2. European Wound Management Association 2015: Wound Care Shaping the Future. ExCel London (2015).
    Description: Poster Presentation: Evaluation of the Suitability of Root Cause Analysis Frameworks for the Investigation of Community Acquired Pressure Ulcers
  3. District nursing clinical error reduction programme. Birmingham, UK (2010).
    Description: Patient Safety Congress, HSJ and Nursing Times.
  4. District nursing care in the United Kingdom. Moscow (2008).
    Description: International Conference on Older People.
  5. Medication management for older people living at home: home carer involvement and patient safety. Granada, Spain (2007).
    Description: International Conferences in Community Health Care Nursing Research
  6. Risk and safety at the interface between health and social care. Tokyo, Japan (2005).
    Description: Oral presentation at the International Conference in Community health Care Nursing Research.