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Elizabeth Robb to step down from her role as Chief Executive of the Florence Nightingale Foundation

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Elizabeth Robb to step down from her role as Chief Executive of the Florence Nightingale Foundation

After seven highly successful years during which she has skilfully managed Florence Nightingale’s legacy as Chief Executive of the Foundation, Elizabeth Robb has decided to step down at the end of January 2017.  She leaves behind her an impressive list of achievements on behalf of nurses and midwives and, above all, the patients in their care.  During her time in charge highlights have included:

All of the above has been accomplished within a broadly expanded range of assistance given to members of the nursing profession designed to equip them to meet the ever increasing complexities of healthcare and to provide the recognition they deserve.

Elizabeth Robb OBE said:  “After 7 years in post and with a settled strategy in place at the Foundation now is a good time for me to hand over the reins to a new post holder to take forward.  It has been my privilege and pleasure to lead such a prestigious organisation over recent years.  I am immensely proud of our achievements in increasing our scholarships and programmes, giving voice to the work of our scholars and our network of high profile Florence Nightingale Foundation Chairs who across the UK form a virtual faculty of expert researchers in practice.  All of this could not have been achieved without the contribution of our generous sponsors and the supportive Executive of the Foundation for which I am very grateful.”

On a personal note, as Chairman, I have greatly enjoyed working with Liz over the last seven years and admired the energy, determination and commitment she has brought to the post.  I am sure everyone connected to the Foundation will join me in thanking her and wishing her every success for the future.

Bryan K Sanderson CBE


30th August 2016



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