Derek Gunning
Derek Gunning
Practice development nurse/matron
West London NHS Trust, Broadmoor Hospital

Derek has 36 years working in Mental Health services and 34 as a registered nurse. During his career, he has worked in a variety of settings from Local Services to High Secure Forensic Services. His current role involves leading on registered and unregistered training provision both pre and post grad within the service, Lead for student nurse placements at HSS, lead for Covid 19 & Flu Vaccinations, Lead for Suicide Prevention, Preceptorship Lead at HSS, the provision of coaching and supervision.  He also supports the recruitment and retention programme for HSS - part of the team that won the Student Nursing Times award for Student Nurse Placement of the Year in 2019.