Dr Fiona DuncanResearch Fellow

Specialist Areas

Pain Management
Quality Improvement
Hospice Nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialists

Research Interests

Establishing a national Inpatient Pain
Service Registry
Statistical Process Control
Real-time data collection
Quality Improvement
Pain Management

Professional Body Membership and Activity

  • Registered, Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain
  • Member of the Pain Society (UK), committee member of Acute Pain Special Interest Group
  • Member of the RCN Research Society
  • Member of the Pain network (Regional Treasurer and Vice Chair (2007-2009)
  • Founder and Chair of the National InPatient Pain Study group
  • Member of the Cumbria and Lancashire critical care network

Editorships and Consultancies

  • Editorial Board member: Journal of Clinical Nursing (2010-Present)
  • International Scientific Advisory Panel: RCN research Conference (2009-Present)
  • Invited Reviews (2012-2014): Journal of Research in Nursing, British Journal of Pain, Journal of Medical Sciences, Journal of Nursing Management
  • Reviewer: NIHR Invention for Innovation
  • Short-listing panel: Akinsanya award for innovation in doctoral studies in nursing (2011)

Impact

  • Trustee St Catherine's Hospice, Preston (2013-Present)
  • NICE Appraisal Committtee Member (2003-2013)
  • Winner of Dottie Hall Memorial Award, Blackpool Victoria Hospital (2012)
  • Vice-Chair RCN Pain and Palliative Care Committee (2011-2013)
  • Winner of RCN Akinsanya Award for Innovation in Doctoral Studies (2010)
  • Membership of the City and Guilds of London Institute - Leadership in Nursing

Research Outputs

Chapters

Duncan F., Counsell D.J. 2002. "Analgesia for the high risk patient" in: I.McConachie (eds) Anaesthesia for the High Risk Patient. Greenwich Medical Media: London. pp.51-64
isbn: 978-1-841100-72-2 url: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=pcckyE7jtPkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Anaesthesia+for+the+High+Risk+Patient&source=bl&ots=nF0B3H3oUB&sig=EQ2Vi655iZazF-IYtKuHM-ytN_M&hl=en&ei=Az9_TfndI4nOhAeV14CzBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Journal Articles

Duncan, F. (2014) "Review: Effects of music relaxation video on pain and anxiety for women with gynaecological cancer receiving intracavitary brachytherapy: a randomised controlled trial", Journal of Research in Nursing, first published on 28 April 2014
DOI: 10.1177/1744987114529863

Duncan, F., Day, R., O'Neill, O., Nightingale, J. and Counsell D. (2013) "National inpatient pain study - using real time data collection to measure the quality of inpatient pain service techniques and identify variations in practice", British Journal of Pain
Available online here

Duncan, F., Day, R., Haigh, C., Gill, S., Nightingale, J., O'Neill, O., Counsell, D. and NIPPS Group (2013) "First Steps Toward Understanding the Variability in Acute Pain Service Provision and the Quality of Pain Relief in Everyday Practice Across the United Kingdom", Pain Medicine
doi: 10.1111/pme.12284

Haigh, C & Duncan, F (2013) "Measuring and improving the quality of postoperative epidural analgesia for major abdominal surgery using statistical process control charts - the development of an Acute Pain Service quality improvement programme", Journal of Clinical Nursing
DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12116

Duncan, F (2011) "Prospective observational study of postoperative epidural analgesia for major abdominal surgery", Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20 (13-14), 1870-1879

Haigh, C, Hardy, P & Duncan, F (2011) "Six stages of doctoral study: a new model for PhD students", Nurse Researcher, 18(4), 46-47

Duncan F., Haigh C. 2007. "The realities of a nurse led Randomised Controlled Trial" Nurse Education in Practice, vol.7, no.1, pp.1-3
issn: 1471-5953 doi: doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2006.12.001

Marshall J., Duncan F. 2006. "Pain management in the recovery room" Raising the Standard A compendium of audit recipes(2nd Edition), pp.234-235
url: http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/docs/ARB-section11.pdf

Duncan F., Haigh C., Cupitt J., Vernon P., Marshall J., Nield A. 2005. "A prospective randomized pragmatic double-blinded 0.125 and 0.0625 bupivicaine for the management of pain after operation in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery" Acute Pain, vol.7, No.2, pp.85-93
issn: 1366-0071 doi: 10.1016/j.acpain.2005.05.004

Haigh C., Neild A., Duncan F. 2005. "Balance of Power - Do patients use researchers to survive hospital?" Nurse Researcher, vol.12 no.4, pp.74-81
issn: 1351-5578 url: http://nurseresearcher.rcnpublishing.co.uk/resources/archive/GetArticleById.asp?ArticleId=5960

Duncan F., Haigh C., Bailey S. 2003. "An analysis of epidural related pressure sores in a specific patient population" Acute Pain, vol.5, pp.11-15
issn: 1366-0071 doi: 10.1016/S1366-0071(03)00022-6

Duncan F., Haigh C., Marshall J., Wriggley P. 2001. "The management of ischaemic and peri-amputation pain" British Journal of Nursing, vol.10 no.16, pp.1034-1039
issn: 0966-0461 url: http://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=9372;article=BJN_10_16_1034_1039

Duncan F. 2001. "Anaesthetists and their teams should examine heels of their patients" British Medical Journal, vol.322, no.7288, pp.733-733
issn: 0959-8138 doi: 10.1136/bmj.322.7288.0

Duncan F., Wriggley P. 2000. "Auditing an Acute Pain Service" Nurse-2-Nurse, vol.1, no.4,
issn: 1473-2114

Duncan F., Wriggley P. 2000. "Auditing an Acute Pain Service" Nurse-2-Nurse, vol.1 no.4,
issn: 1473-2114

Duncan F. 1999. "Clinical nurse specialists in acute pain management" Professional Nurse, vol.14, no.9, pp.607-611
issn: 0266-8130

Conference Presentations

Duncan, F. (2014) "Intravenous versus oral paracetamol: optimizing the route and cost", RCN International Research Conference, Glasgow

Duncan, F. and Haigh, C. (2014) "Full Circle", RCN International Nursing research Conference, Glasgow

Duncan, F., Day, R., O'Neill, O., Nightingale, J. and Counsell, D. (2013) "National Inpatient Pain Study - using real time data collection to measure the quality of inpatient pain service techniques and identify variation in practice", RCN Conference Fringe event, Liverpool

Duncan, F., Day, R., O'Neill, O., Nightingale, J. and Counsell, D. (2013) "National Inpatient Pain Study - using real time data collection to measure the quality of inpatient pain service techniques and identify variation in practice", British Pain Society Annual Conference, Bournemouth

Duncan, F. (2013) "NIPPS: First steps towards real time data collection to measure the quality of inpatient pain service techniques and identify variations in practice across England, Wales and Northern Ireland", RCN International Nursing Research Conference, Belfast

Haigh, C. Duncan, F. & Hardy, V. (2013) "Six stages of doctoral study: a new model for PhD students", poster presentation at Research Institute for Health and Social Change 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 4-5 July

Duncan, F. Day, R., Haigh C., Gill, S., Nightingale, J., Counsell, D. & O'Neill, O. (2013) "Pain and Harm: First steps toward using real time data collection to measure the quality of pain relief and identify variations in practice across the UK", poster presentation at Research Institute for Health and Social Change 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 4-5 July

Duncan, F. Cox, F. et al (2012) "Introduction to Pain and Palliative Care Forum", RCN Congress Fringe event, Harrogate

Duncan, F., O'Neill, O., Flatt, N., Nightingale, J., Greenwood, S., Counsell, D. and Marshall, J (2011) "NIPPS - Development of a national Acute Pain registry using real time data collection to measure the quality of inpatient pain service techniques and identify variations in practice across England Wales and N.I.", British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Edinburgh

Duncan F. 2011. "See no Pain, Hear no Pain" at: RCN Research Society Congress Fringe, Conference Centre, Liverpool..

Duncan F. 2011. "Acute Pain audit system" at: North West Pain Forum, Wrexham, Wales.

Duncan F. 2010. "Statistical process control as a tool for improvement in an Acute Pain Service" at: The Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester.

Duncan F. 2010. "Prospective observational study of postoperative epidural analgesia for major abdominal surgery" at: The Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester.

Duncan F. 2008. "Statistical process control as a tool for monitoring postoperative epidural analgesia" at: 12th World Congress on Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain, Glasgow.

Duncan F. 2008. "Measuring the quality of continuous epidural infusions for delivering postoperative analgesia after major abdominal surgery" at: RCN International Research Conference, Liverpool.

Haigh C., Duncan F., Howarth M. 2008. "Anyone can make a mistake......" at: RCN Research Society International Conference, Liverpool.

Duncan F. 2006. "Patients' recollections of postoperative epidural pain management" at: Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Harrogate.

Duncan F. 2004. "A prospective randomized double-blinded comparison of 0.125% and 0.0625% bupivacaine for the management of pain after operation in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery" at: The Pain Society Annual Scientific Conference, Manchester.

Duncan F. 2003. "Nice to see a friendly face - how patients use researchers to survive hospital" at: RCN International Research Conference, Dublin.

Haigh C., Duncan F., Neild A. 2003. "Patients' experience of postoperative epidural pain management" at: RCN International Research Conference, Dublin.

Duncan F., Wriggley P. 2001. "Epidural related heel pressure sores: An insoluble problem" at: National Acute Pain Symposium, Blackpool.

Duncan F. 2001. "The peri-operative Management of Ischaemic Leg Pain" at: The Pain Society Annual Scientific Conference, York.

Duncan F. 2000. "Audit of peri-operative fluid management in a DGH Where do we go wrong?" at: Clinical Excellence, Harrogate.

Duncan F. 1999. "Pressure sores - an under estimated complications of epidural analgesia?" at: The Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester.

Lee S., Duncan F. 1998. "Masterclass - pain management" at: BACCN National Conference, Manchester.

Other Types of Output

Duncan, F & Marshall, J (2012) "Pain management in the recovery room", in Raising the Standard: A compendium of audit recipes (3rd Edition), 11.3: 296-297
url: http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/document-store/audit-recipe-book-3rd-edition-2012

Current Teaching Input

Postgraduate pain management - Blackpool Victoria Hospital; University of Central Lancashire

Other Responsibilities

Nurse Specialist , Acute Pain Service, Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Research Centre

Health, Rehabilitation and Psychology

Department

Research Institute for Health & Social Change
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
Manchester
M15 6GX

Tel: 0161 247 2212

Email: f.duncan@mmu.ac.uk