Jenni Middleton is editor of Nursing Times, the voice of the nursing community, and the UK’s leading source of nursing news and best practice. The brand campaigns for nurses regularly, and its Speak Out Safely Campaign encourages healthcare professionals and organisations to subscribe publicly to the principles of encouraging raising concerns.
Since joining the title, Jenni has launched studentnursingtimes.net, an online subscription package for student nurses and The Student Nursing Times Awards. She has steered Nursing Times to three Online Media Awards, one British Media Award, a Professional Publishers’ Association New Talent Award, and two British Society of Magazine Editors' Awards. She has been named Editor of the Year at the Medical Journalists’ Association awards in 2015, and in 2016 was the British Society of Magazine Editors’ Awards Editor of the Year and the PPA Awards Editor of the Year.
Jenni has worked in publishing since 1994 and been an editor for nearly 20 years, having edited titles as diverse as Polymers Paint Colour Journal, Product Finishing, Retail Jeweller, PC Magazine and Professional Beauty.
She has a degree in English and American Literature from The University of Warwick.
Jenni is an Honorary Doctor of Health Science at Anglia Ruskin University and a trustee of the Queen’s Nursing Institute.
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There is something really special about the Nursing Times Awards that I shall miss when I stop being editor of Nursing Times next month.
When I talk to members of the public about nursing, I know what mental images they have got in their heads - nurses in uniforms, working on wards and helping (usually older) people in and out of bed.
There aren’t many moments in nursing when you have a chance to pause, take a deep breath and feel the pride of being a nurse.
Learning disability nurses are a pretty vocal bunch. They have to be. Often regarded as the Cinderellas of the profession, they have learnt to stand up for their service users and themselves. And they’re pretty good at it.
The care of older people used to be considered slower paced and clinically less challenging but – like everything in nursing – our perceptions have had to change with the profession and patient demand.
People can be slightly cynical about awards events. You know, all that clapping and voracious supporting of each other’s outstanding achievements can become wearing for some. But that never seems to happen in nursing awards. And I am glad about that.
National workforce planning is the most important item on anyone’s agenda at the moment. In fact, it is pretty much the only item on the agenda that anyone should be talking about.
Title: Bread, Jam and a Borrowed Pram: A nurse’s story from the streetsAuthor: Dot May DunnPublisher: Orion Books, 2011Reviewer: Jenni Middleton, Editor, Nursing Times, EMAPWhat was it like?