Claire Limrick

Link Lecturer

I qualified as a nurse (adult field) from Oxford Brookes University in 1995 and took my first post in general medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital.  After 18 months on ward 7D I moved to the renal ward at the Churchill Hospital and began my career in renal nursing.  During my time on the ward I completed both the ENB 998 Teaching qualification and the ENB 136 Renal Nursing.  The teaching qualification inspired me to become an active mentor and later, to apply for the position of link teacher on the renal ward where I took a lead role in developing and delivering teaching and education support for nurses and care support workers. 

My current role at the OUH NHS Trust is Practice Development Nurse for renal, transplant and urology.  This includes both inpatient and outpatient areas and covers the haemodialysis units in Oxford, Swindon, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Wycombe.  I completed a Masters course in Higher Professional Education in January 2011 and looked at the subject of self-directed learning in post registration students.  

In my lecturer role I a member of the Critical and Specialist Care team and teach post-registration practitioners within this field on the Introduction to Patient Assessment module.  I am the course leader for the graduate certificate in renal nursing and lead on the Nephrology Practice and Transplantation module.  In addition, I provide link lecturer support to general theatres, West Wing Theatres, Churchill Theatres, and Emergency Department (John Radcliffe).

Membership of Professional Bodies

I hold Nursing and Midwifery Council registration as a Registered Nurse.


Course leader for:

  • Graduate Certificate in Renal Nursing

Module Leader for:

  • Nephrology Practice and Transplantation

Teaching/Research Interests

My interests are varied but mainly concern the field of renal nursing, in particular how nurses support patients to make treatment decisions.


Limrick C, McNichols-Thomas C (2009) Anaemia and Mineral Bone Disorder in Chromic Kidney Disease: A review of the current literature and implications for nursing practice Journal of Renal Care

Limrick C, Delaney M (2008) Management of Mineral Bone Disorder Chapter 9: Chronic Kidney Disease (Stages 4-5) A Guide to Clinical Practice Ed Jenkins K, Mahon A EDTNA/ERCA, Switzerland