20 Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses Selected for Florence Nightingale Leadership Programme

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Vicky Hewlett
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2:55pm, 14th December
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An impressive twenty Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses based at NHS Trusts in England have been selected to take part in the highly regarded Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Programme, thanks to funding supported by Health Education England.

The Leadership Programme, which has been designed especially for this cohort of Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses, consists of five modules running from October 2020 to March 2021 and includes a Presence and Impact session delivered by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). All nurses on the programme will complete quality improvement project focused on demonstrating the value and/ or impact of the nurse’s role and the service they provide to the children and families in their care.

The Programme will culminate in a celebration day, where the nurses will present their projects and celebrate becoming Florence Nightingale Foundation alumni. A selection of these projects will also be presented at the Roald Dahl Nurses Conference, which takes place in May 2021 and is attended by the charity’s network of 79 Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses as well as a number of industry keynote speakers and panellists including families supported by the charity.

Louise Griew, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity Chief Executive says: “Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses are experts in their field and a vital lifeline for seriously ill children and their families. We would like to thank both the Florence Nightingale Foundation and Health Education England for making it possible for our nurses to take part in such a prestigious leadership programme. I am so proud of all our nurses and I know that they will make extremely good use of the new skills and knowledge they will gain on this programme to innovate, problem solve and inspire, to further improve the lives of the children and families in their care.”

Greta Westwood, Florence Nightingale Foundation Chief Executive says: “We are thrilled that an incredible twenty Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses are taking part in our Leadership Programme. They are a credit to their profession and it’s an honour that we will be welcoming so many as Florence Nightingale alumni. I can’t wait to see the results of their quality improvement projects as well as how they utilise the specialist training from the programme in their important work supporting seriously ill children with complex, lifelong illnesses.”

Liz Fenton, Deputy Chief Nurse, Health Education England says: “Health Education England are delighted to be able to support the development of this cohort of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Nurses as leaders. I’m confident that their learning and development will not only benefit the nurses themselves, which it undoubtedly will, but will also have a positive impact on their teams and importantly on the children and families they care for.”

The Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses selected for the programme include:

  • Kirsten Johnson: Roald Dahl Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Fdn Trust, King's Mill Hospital
  • Lisa Cutsey: Roald Dahl Neuromuscular Transition Specialist Nurse, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds General Infirmary
  • Tina Boswell: Roald Dahl Rare Disease Specialist Nurse, Birmingham Women & Children's NHS Fdn Trust, Birmingham Children's Hospital
  • Rebecca Case: Roald Dahl Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Alexandra Hospital
  • Edith Aimiuwu: Roald Dahl Haemoglobinopathy Specialist Nurse, Whittington Health NHS Trust, Whittington Hospital
  • Stephanie Lawrence: Roald Dahl Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation trust, Royal Surrey County Hospital
  • Katie Ward: Roald Dahl Neuromuscular Specialist Nurse, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds General Infirmary
  • Neil Fletcher: Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse for teenagers and young adults, Barts Health NHS Trust, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Giselle Padmore-Payne: Roald Dahl Haemoglobinopathy Transition Specialist Nurse, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kings College Hospital
  • Ann Brown: Roald Dahl Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham Children’s Hospital
  • Jennie Read: Roald Dahl Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Preston Hospital
  • Karen O'Neill: Roald Dahl Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Preston Hospital
  • Katrina Cousins: Roald Dahl Neuromuscular Specialist Nurse, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrookes Hospital
  • Nikki Tuffin: Roald Dahl Haemoglobinopathy Specialist Nurse, Basildon & Thurrock NHS Trust, Basildon Hospital
  • Caroline Anele: Roald Dahl Haemoglobinopathy Specialist Nurse, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, St George's Hospital
  • Katrina Bottle: Roald Dahl Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Poole Hospital
  • Stacey Ratcliff: Roald Dahl Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Teresa McIntyre: Roald Dahl Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, King’s NHS Foundation Trust, Princess Royal University Hospital
  • Elizabeth Joshua John: Roald Dahl Haemoglobinopathy Specialist Nurse, Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Trust , Luton & Dunstable University Hospital
  • Zara  Asare Evans: Junior Sister - A & E (Mentee of Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Giselle), King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kings College Hospital
  • Lucy Bellis: Roald Dahl Neurology Specialist Nurse, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Fdn Trust, Royal Victoria Infirmary

Find out more about the work our network of 79 Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses do and the children they help.