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Wendy Nicholson MBE

Wendy is currently working within PHE, as Deputy Chief Nurse, Deputy Head of World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Public Health Nursing and Midwifery & Programme Director for Best Start in Life. This includes: providing professional leadership for public health nurses to strengthen local delivery and improve health and wellbeing outcomes for children, young people and families; leading policy development, generating and disseminating evidence relating to Maternity, Best Start in Life and 5-24. During Covid-19, as Deputy SRO she provided leadership, expert clinical and public health advice relating to children, young people, families and schools.

As Deputy Head of the WHO CC, she leads the work programme, generating evidence, translating evidence into action; providing professional and clinical advice to other Collaborating Centres and member states. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Keele.

Wendy regularly blogs, writes for professional journals and co-authored School nursing: Making a difference in adolescent health and wellbeing (2016) International handbook on adolescent health and development. Wendy volunteers as a member of the Regional BBC Children in Need Main Grants Committee and as an Independent Visitor for Looked after Children. She was awarded the MBE in the New Year 2019 honours list for services to nursing and children.

Wendy Nicholson MBE
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