Star Alumni Series: Empowering Sustainable Leaders – Lucie Planner

Home Star Alumni Series This course came at a time, when I didn’t realise how much I needed to focus on me and how I can grow as a leader and to be re-energised to deliver the work I’m leading on. Lucie Planner CYP lead nurse, NHS England Lucie is a Lead Children’s and Young […]

Star Alumni Series: Matt Brayford

Home Star Alumni Series This work will not only improve the experience of service users and carers, but will improve prognosis and the likelihood of recovery; reduce the likelihood of relapse and hospital admissions; and result in fewer people needing long-term mental health services. Matt Brayford Mental Health Leadership and Succession Programme Manager at Health […]

Star Alumni Series: Funke Adewoye

Funke Adewoye works as a Practice Educator Nurse and is involved in training and pastoral support. She completed the FNF Windrush leadership programme 2022/2023.

Star Alumni Series: Walter Chikanya on giving a voice to social care nurses

Home Star Alumni Series “#TheFuseHasBeenLit. We know what we want to achieve, but we’re still figuring out how to get there and ensure that our sector is contributing to the discussion – we not only want to be heard, we also want to be involved. As social care professionals, we stand as valuable partners on […]

Star Alumni Series: Alison Bunce

Alison Bunce is an FNF Scholar, who recently was named RCN Nurse of the Year 2022. Alison tells us about setting up Compassionate Inverclyde.

Star Alumni Series: Paul Gallagher

Paul Gallagher

Meet Paul Gallagher, he is based in the Republic of Ireland and is an FNF Scholar. Paul, who is the Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery (CDONM) with one of six acute hospital groups tells us about his experience of undertaking a Scholarship, and why he would do it again in a heartbeat.

Gemma Stacey meets FNF Scholars at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

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Gemma Stacey visits East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust Home Professor Gemma Stacey, Deputy Chief Executive Officer meets FNF Scholars My visit East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust was an opportunity to explore the collective impact of leadership development opportunities provided by the Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF). There are 12 FNF nursing and midwifery scholars […]

Star Alumni Series: Lorraine Hodsdon

Lorraine Hodsdon

Meet FNF Emerging Leader scholar Lorraine Hodsdon. She is Head of Nursing & Patient Experience for Research and Innovation at Great Ormond Street Hospital and our latest Star Alumna. It’s been a hugely successful few months for Lorraine. Her QI Project, which she completed as part of her scholarship, has recently been shortlisted for a Royal College of Nursing leadership award. What’s more, she’s just been shortlisted for a Nursing Times award too. Here, the nurse leader explains how the scholarship came at just the right time in her career…