The Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) is excited to welcome Lucy Brown as Director of Nursing/Deputy Director of the FNF Academy. Lucy is an experienced Director of Nursing, award-winning Clinical Leader and proud FNF alumni.

Lucy started her nursing career at Guys and St Thomas’ specialising in Paediatric Intensive Care before moving to Australia where she worked in the Royal Childrens Hospital in Brisbane. While in post Lucy joined the paediatric retrieval service working alongside the Royal Flying Doctors service and also completed her MSc winning an award for her thesis on reducing the risks of barotrauma in the PICU patient. This also gained her a place with the Golden Key International Honour Society where only the top 15% of global academic students are invited to join.

Lucy joined Bupa on returning to the UK working in a numerous clinical leadership roles. Lucy designed and developed the Leading Clinical Excellence programme for Bupa receiving a global award for her work.

Most recently Lucy has been working for Circle Health group as a Director of Nursing supporting the NHS resilience work on the frontline.

Lucy says: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Greta, Gemma and team to further develop the impact of the Foundation’s work both nationally and internationally.  It is a very exciting and transformational time to be joining the organisation.”

Director of the FNF Academy, Professor Gemma Stacey has stated: “I am absolutely thrilled Lucy is joining the Academy team as Deputy Director. Her experience as prominent nurse leader will be invaluable to the expertise within the team. She is also a proud FNF Alumni and is committed to extending the impact and influence of FNF to a wider audience both in the UK and Internationally.”

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