NHS Improvement , National Clinical Workforce Lead
Ann’s nursing career spans some 36 years with a specialist clinical background in renal transplantation, dialysis and urology. Whilst undertaking her MSc in Health Service management Ann joined the team developing the Safer Nursing Care Tool (SNCT) – an evidence based tool to set staffing establishments for adult in-patient wards which was validated and published in 2006 and endorsed by NICE in 2014. Since then the tool has gone on to be used widely in the UK in NHS and non NHS hospitals with Ann providing the support to hospitals implementing it. The tool has now been adapted for use in Acute Admission wards. Ann led the development of the Children’s & Young People SNCT to be published in 2017.
She was a member of the NICE 'Nurse Staffing Advisory Committee' developing the safe nurse staffing guidelines for adult in-patient wards, professional lead for NHS Improvement’s Adult Inpatient safe, sustainable, productive improvement resource as well as contributing to a number of national safe staffing developments.
Ann is currently supporting the development of a safe staffing toolkit for a Canadian healthcare system.