Michael (Mac) Macintosh MMedSci, BA(Hons), RGNMac Macintosh

Senior University Teacher/Head of Taught Post Graduate Studies

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Barber House
Room C16
University of Sheffield
3a Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield S10 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 2054

Email : m.j.macintosh@sheffield.ac.uk


I joined the University of Sheffield following a career in clinical nursing in the field of acute and critical care, in particular cardiology and coronary care. Initially my role was to deliver clinically focused education across a range of programs and disciplines. Since then I have been involved in a broad range of activities in teaching and research. In teaching this has included the development of undergraduate and post graduate programs in cardiac care and advancing practice. My research has been mainly in evaluating new service delivery including CHD secondary prevention services and chest pain units. Additionally I have been involved in a number of international nursing education projects. I am Chair of the education committee of the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals and board member of CCNAP.

Teaching Interests

Academic leadership of a wide range of programmes, units and short courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well has having a lead responsibility for post graduate taught studies within the School.  I am course leader for the MMedSci in Advancing Practice and Unit lead for the following units on our undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.


Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes (SNM 3088)
ECG Analysis and Application (SNM 3090)
Chronic Heart Failure (SNM 3087)
Body in Illness (SNM 2226)
Introduction to Epidemiology (Co-lead - SNM 140)
Biomedical Basis for Disease Management (SNM 3252)


Advanced Clinical Assessment (SNM 6013)
Postgraduate dissertation (SNM 6018)
Managing Heart Failure as a Long Term Condition (SNM 6013)
Patients with acute and short term needs (SNM 618 PGDip Adult Nursing unit two)

Short course Organisation and Delivery of the following:

Managing Heart failure in the Community
Coronary Heart Disease Update
Introduction to ECG Interpretation
ECG recording for Health Care Assistants

I also teach on the following units:

Body in Health 2 (SNM 138), Health Care Management (SNM 2093), Leading Practice (SNM 6015), Recognising and Responding to Patient Deterioration (SNM 646), Recognising and Responding to Deterioration in the Primary Care Setting (SNM 654), and the NURT77 Post-Graduate Diploma in Nursing – units one, three, and four.

Research Interests

My research interests are cardiac care and service development although I am not currently research active.

Completed projects

Allmark P, Tod A, Macintosh M 2012 Reducing time-lag between onset of chest pain that could be due to a heart attack and seeking professional medical help: A report of a review carried out by the Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Sheffield Hallam University on behalf of SY CLAHRC and NHS Rotherham. Funding CLAHRC.

Goodacre, S., Johnson, M., Macintosh, M, et al 2007 The ESCAPE multi-centre evaluation of the role of chest pain units in the NHS. Report for the National Co-ordinating Centre for Service Delivery and Organisation R&D London DoH.

Watson R, and Macintosh M 2007 Exploring the Case for a National Centre of Excellence in Widening Participation in Learning in the Public Services. Report for the Department of Health Widening Participation in Learning Strategy Unit, London Funding Department of Health £13,000.

Lacey A, Tod A and Macintosh M 2007 CoRe project: Evaluation of the impact of an intervention to improve cardiac secondary prevention services in primary care. ScHARR, University of Sheffield Funding British Heart Foundation.

Macintosh M, Tod A and Abbott J 2006 Delay in help-seeking during heart attack: exploring decision-making in a high-risk community. School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield. Funding – Faculty Research and Innovation Grant. University of Sheffield.

Professional activities

I hold the position of Chair of the Education Committee of the European Society of Cardiology, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP).

I am also a board member of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP is an international committee of the European Society of Cardiology serving a membership throughout Europe and the United States).

Member of the British Association for Nursing in Cardiovascular Care.

I am a peer reviewer for a number of national and international academic journals.

I am chief external examiner for MSc in Advanced Practice for the University of Kent and an invited external subject specialist for periodic review of teaching and for course validation at a number of institutions.

I sit on the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Post Graduate Teaching committee and am a member of the University Disciplinary Committee of the Senate and the Appeals Committee of the senate.

Member of the LWAB South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Primary Care Workforce Group.

Member of the South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw, Faculty for Advanced Clinical Practice.

I have been a consultant to a number of international nursing education projects including; Nursing development project for the British Council, ODA/ADB Third health project Pakistan. Subject consultant to critical care nursing development project in Egypt the Egyptian Ministry of Health Post-Basic Nurse Education project, and consultant for the development and delivery of educational programmes in critical and cardiac care for the Welcare Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Key publications

Macintosh M & Moore T Eds 2011 Caring for the seriously ill patient: assessment and management of the acutely ill and deteriorating patient. 2nd edition London. Hodder Arnold (Third edition in preparation)

Macintosh M, Goodacre S, Carter A. 2010 Organisational influences on the activity of chest pain units during the ESCAPE trial: a case study. Emerg Med J.27:672-676

Brown I and Macintosh M 2006 Involving patients with coronary heart disease in developing e-learning assets for primary care nurses. Nurse Education in Practice 6;4,237-242

Lacey E A, Kelsi GS, Macintosh M J 2004 Mixed method evaluation of an intervention to improve secondary prevention of CHD in primary care. Quality in Primary Care 12; 259-66

Macintosh M J, Lacey E A, Tod A M 2003 Secondary prevention for coronary heart disease: a qualitative study. British Journal of Nursing 12:8;36-48