Dr Joan Myers OBE

Joan has over 30 years’ of experience as a children’s nurse and nurse consultant mainly working in community settings across London developing children’s services.

Joan is an Associate Director for Health Services and Chief Nurse at Achieving for Children where she is the strategic lead for integrated services for children with disabilities.  Joan received a Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother outstanding services award for community nursing in 2012.  As well as being voted one of the top 50 most  Inspirational Leaders in the NHS and top 50 BME pioneer by Health Service Journal in 2013 she was also honoured with an OBE  for services to children and nursing in the Queen’s Birthday honours list in 2013.  Joan was the Chair of the Chief Nursing Officer for England’s Black and Minority Ethnic Strategic Advisory Group from June 2012 – March 2016.  Joan became a Queen’s Nurse in 2015 and a Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholar in 2017.  Joan received a Zenith Global Health Award in 2018 for medical mission work in Ghana, Uganda and Kenya

In July 2014, Joan was chosen from over 2,000 nominations to have her garden made over on TV on the “Love your Garden” programme by Alan Titchmarsh in recognition of the charity work she does.  Joan has a children’s charity in Kenya providing school sponsorship to 25 orphans and vulnerable children. Joan also has an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University.

Dr Joan Myers OBE
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