Three nurses have made it into a list of the top 10 most influential clinical leaders in England.
A further 13 members of the nursing or midwifery profession appear in the full list of 100, which was compiled by Nursing Times’ sister title Health Service Journal and revealed last week.
Top of the list was NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh. Jane Cummings, the chief nursing officer at NHS England, was the highest placed nurse at number four.
Dame Julie Moore, former nurse and chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust, was number seven in the list. In April 2011 she was asked by the government to be a member of the NHS Future Forum to lead on developing proposals for education and training reform.
At number 10 was Professor Tricia Hart, a former nurse, midwife, health visitor who was appointed chief executive of South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust in January. She was one of four expert assessors appointed by Robert Francis QC to provide advice during the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust Public Inquiry.
Along with nursing union leaders, other high profile nurses in the list include Sally Brearley, chair of Nursing and Care Quality Forum, cross-bench peer Baroness Audrey Emerton and Professor June Andrews, director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling.
Also included are three influential nursing directors – Kath Fenton, chief nurse at University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust, Professor Eileen Sills, chief nurse and director of infection control and prevention at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, and Professor Hilary Chapman, chief nurse and chief operating officer at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust.
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