New nursing directors to lead improvement programmes

We've appointed two senior nurses to support frontline nurses and midwives improve the way services are delivered for patients.

Jacqueline McKenna MBE and Mark Radford have been appointed as Director of Nursing for Professional Leadership and Director of Nursing for Improvement respectively.

In her new role, Jacqueline will lead our work to develop strong nursing and midwifery leaders of the future and provide leadership of improvement programmes, including end of life care, patient experience and infection prevention and control.

Mark will work alongside directors of nursing to support them in having the capacity and capability to improve the way services are delivered for patients. 

Both will also work closely with our partners to develop national programmes and resources to help providers continue to make positive changes for patients. 

Jacqueline and Mark are both extremely talented professionals. I am delighted that they have agreed to take on these leadership roles and have every confidence that they will help us support the improvement of services not only for nurses and midwives across England, but for patients.

I look forward to working with Jacqueline and Mark and bring together the values and ambitions of our regional nurses, provider Directors of Nursing and partners to strengthen our voice for the nursing profession.

Ruth May, Executive Director of Nursing of NHS Improvement

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