Mr Jodie Walker-Haywood

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Practice Liaison Team / Lecturer (Teaching)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Department of Pre-Registration Nursing

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Qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 2007 from University of Worcester, Jodie initially worked at Worcestershire Acute Hospital on the Infectious Diseases and stroke Unit before specialising in Genito-Urinary and Contraceptive Medicine (Sexual Health Services) in Birmingham & Solihull where he spent the next 13 years before joining the University as a Lecturer in 2021.

During his 13 years in Sexual Health, Jodie held many different roles from Health Adviser, Research Nurse, Charge Nurse, Lead for Service Improvement, Clinical Educator Team Manager and Lead Nurse for Education with responsibility for service development and oversight of community services (GP’s, Pharmacies & partner organisations).

During the pandemic, Jodie initially was redeployed to the NEC Nightingale, then Queen Elizabeth Education Department to develop and roll out the online and F2F teaching for staff on ‘Patients recovering from COVID’ before finally spending a year as Matron for the COVID Assessment Unit, Infectious Diseases wards, HIV Medicine, Immunology and Allergy Services and OPAT team at Heartlands Hospital.

Jodie is delighted to be returning to the University where he studied and qualified and is looking forward to engaging with the students in all areas of education.


  • Adult Nursing Diploma (Registered Nurse)
  • BSc Psychology & Combined Studies
  • Specialist Qualification - Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health Diploma
  • Specialist Qualification – Sexually Transmitted Infection Foundation Intermediate competency
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber

Teaching & Research

Jodie is currently attending University of Birmingham to complete his Post Graduate Certificate of Education.

  • Women’s Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Health promotion and education
  • Hard to reach Communities health including BAME, LGBTQIA+, young people, LAC, learning disability and abuse survivors
  • Safeguarding
  • Public Health
  • Third Sector Health / Primary Care
  • Management and Leadership

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Diplomate member - Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health
  • British Association of Sexual Health & HIV
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber

Recent Publications

Author on behalf of Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS) organisation to jointly write the national PGDs (Patient Group Directions) for Genito-urinary medicine as the National nurse Representative. 

Contributing author of the ‘State of the Nation’ report on STI’s and Sexual Health by the Terence Higgins Trust and BASHH. 

Reviewer and contributor to the national ‘Sexual health booklet for people living with HIV’ by NAM (UK HIV Charity). 

University of Manchester / Centre for Post Graduate Pharmacy Education (CPPE) – Guest lecturer specialising in history taking, Chlamydia screening, Contraception provision, safeguarding and Emergency contraception.

Approached by the British Medical Journal to write an article on workforce and education in sexual health from a national viewpoint.

Founder of the first National group for Sexual Health Nurses and Health Advisers

Contributor to the RCN Sexual health Website and National Education Directory

Brief Report: Immunization of HIV-Infected Adults in the UK With Haemophilus influenzae b/Meningococcal C Glycoconjugate and Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

External Roles

Previously held positions within BASHH (British Association for Sexual Health & HIV)

  • National Nurse representative to the Board (2016 – 2021)
  • Conference Committee Nurse representative (2017 – 2021)
    • Organiser & host of the National 2019 BASHH Conference in Birmingham
  • Education Committee Nurse representative (2016 – 2021)
  • Secretary & founder of national Sexual Health Adviser and Nurse (SHAN) Special Interest Group (2016 – 2021)
  • Clinical Governance Committee Nurse representative (2014 – 2016)

National RCN Sexual Health Steering Group (2018 – 2021)

National Specialist Pharmacy Nurse Representative on PGD writing group (2018-2021)