Sue has been a chief nurse for over 10-years. She joined UHMBT in December 2013. Sue received an OBE for services to patient safety and the NHS in the 2019 New Year’s Honours list. Sue has a long-standing passion for patient safety and the impact of human factors, which she has taken with her throughout her leadership career.
She visited Harvard in Boston to study leadership and learned about lean methodology at Virginia Mason in Seattle. Sue was part of the national team that developed the Safer Nursing Care Tool and continues to be engaged in national strategy in her role as co-Chair of the national NHS Professionals Medical and Nursing Directors Group.
In the past, Sue was part of the national team to implement Hospital at Night, new ways of working in surgery and new ways of working in anaesthesia.
In her private time, Sue is Chair of the charity Transform Healthcare Cambodia and a Trustee at St. John’s Hospice. In 2015, Sue was named a Nursing Times Inspirational Leader.
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