His appointment takes effect 1 December and he replaces Janice Sigsworth who left last month to become director of nursing at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
His new role will focus on modernising nursing careers and driving up the quality of nursing and midwifery care as part of the Next Stage Review.
He has been working in the chief nursing officer’s team at the DoH since April 2008. His recent work has included responsibility for midwifery, acute care, workforce, education and clinical academic training issues.
Read the next edition of Independent Nurse dated 8 December for a full interview with the registered nurse and midwife.
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