Phil Gurnett

Phil Gurnett RN, Dip HE, BSc Hons, MSc, PG Cert

Clinical Simulation Fellow

Phil joined the University in October 2021 having worked in the NHS for the past 23 years.
His clinical background is in Cardiac and Emergency care nursing having worked in a variety of roles including Interventional Cardiology, Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Ward Manager, Cardiac Specialist Nurse and an Interim post as an Emergency Department Matron.

In 2017 Phil moved into Clinical Education at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to run the Simulation team. This had a focus on Medical Simulation Based Education and developed into an interprofessional service that delivered centre based, In Situ and system testing simulation along with Human Factors/ Ergonomics training.

Phil has an interest in the use of simulation and ergonomics to develop healthcare systems, the use of sound within simulation and process as well as the embedding of ergonomics in healthcare.

Posts held previously:
  • 2017-2021 Human Factors and Simulation Training Officer. Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
  • 2019-2020 Interim Emergency Department Matron. Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust (Secondment)
  • 2014-2017 Cardiac Care Nurse. Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
  • 2012-2014 Ward Manager- Acute Cardiac Ward. Medway NHS Foundation Trust.
  • 2009-2012 Charge Nurse/ Emergency Nurse Practitioner- Emergency Department. Medway NHS Trust
  • 2007-2009 Staff Nurse Heart Centre- Interventional Cardiology. Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
  • 2005-2007 Senior Staff Nurse- Cardiac Catheter Suite- Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2004-2005 Senior Staff Nurse- Medical Assessment Unit. Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • 2003-2004 Staff Nurse (Rotation Contract) Emergency Department, Coronary Care Unit, Medical Assessment Unit. Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • 2000-2003 Bank Nursing Assistant while training. Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • 1998-2000 Trainee Health Care Assistant- Boxley Unit. Maidstone. Mid Kent Healthcare Trust