Fran trained as a Registered Nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital School of Nursing following which she qualified as Registered Midwife. Her clinical career has included experience across primary, secondary, and tertiary care as a District Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist in breast cancer and as a clinical and operational manager in various Trusts in London.
She also spent two years within the charitable sector managing a large community workforce delivering end of life care. Before retirement Fran worked in London for NHS Improvement as a Quality Improvement Director which involved working closely with London trusts to support their quality agenda. She is now currently a Non-Executive Director at CSH Surrey which is a Social Enterprise Community provider.
During her career she successfully completed a first and second degree, the latter focusing on cancer nursing. As part of her studies she obtained a scholarship to travel to Canada to research their approach to patient engagement and experience in cancer care. Fran is a Founder Warden, Master of The Company of Nurses, and a trustee of The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust.
Fran is passionate about clinical care and ensuring that patients and their carers receive high quality and safe care. She is also the Wellbeing Guardian at CSH Surrey and firmly believes that our people are the most valuable asset within the NHS and that a healthy and happy workforce delivers better care.