CapitalNurseCapitalNurse was established in July 2015 as a programme of collective action. London is a great place to be a nurse and an exciting place to live, with a wealth of opportunities across many healthcare settings.
We are here to make sure we get nursing right for London ensuring that :
- there is the right nursing workforce in the capital
- our workforce has the rights skills
- our workforce is in the right places
- all nurses are working to deliver excellence.
We have a specific set of objectives which are to:
- Have an-going supply of people choosing a training route into nursing, and access to further training beyond registration, so that we have appropriately skilled and motivated workforce to meet the changing requirements of healthcare in London.
- Develop efficient and effective recruitment, retention and career development structures that deliver high quality, person-centered care across the capital.
- Energise nurses and those working in nursing workforce activities by engaging in ‘collective’ action and to evidence the impact using data and narrative stories.
- Create a positive and inspirational image of nursing in London.
We will do this by bringing London’s nursing leaders together enabling and supporting them to create sustainable solutions for themselves and measuring the impact of their interventions.
The core driving force are provider Directors of Nursing and HR Directors, Health Education England local offices, NHS England, CCG Nurse Leads, NHS Improvement, nurse education providers, trade unions, professional organisations and other key stakeholders.
Chris Caldwell, Programme Director and Director of Nursing at the Tavistock and Portman
Chris has over twenty years’ experience in the NHS, higher education and health policy. She has been the Dean of Healthcare Professions at Health Education England since 2013 and her previous roles include Deputy Director of Education and Assistant Chief Nurse at Great Ormond Street, Programme Manager at the Department of Health, and Programme Director at the Royal College of Nursing. She is a registered children’s nurse.
Andy Mattin, Executive Director of Nursing, Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust and senior responsible officer for employability workstream
Andy has worked in the NHS since 1983, holding various nursing and management posts in London and the East of England. He has a wide range of experience in health and social care organisations. Andy has held roles in the commissioning, providing and performance management of services. He has a particular interest in service user and carer experience
Claire Johnston, Programme Director for north central London and senior responsible officer for the retention workstream
Claire Johnston is the senior responsible officer for the retention workstream and programme director for CapitalNurse with in the north central London STP.
Claire has been a Director of Nursing in London for 20 years and is also an honorary clinical professor of nursing at Middlesex University. Claire has held a several national roles which include the community care taskforce at the Department of Health and as a national advisor in primary care and community nursing at the RCN.
Debbie Jurasz, Deputy Director of Education, Barts Health
Sinead Mehigan Head of Department, Adult, Child and Midwifery RGN BA (Hons), PGDE, PhD
Sinead is the head of the Adult, Child and Midwifery Department at Middlesex University and SRO for CapitalNurse training workstream. Sinead’s department run pre and post registration programmes for adult, child and veterinary nurses, midwives and healthcare support workers. Her clinical background is in perioperative nursing. Over her career, Sinead has held positions in clinical practice, clinical commissioning and as an academic. Her academic interests include leadership, anaesthetic and perioperative nursing, mentorship, preceptorship, workforce development, nursing retention and supporting learners in practice.
The CapitalNurse programme is responsible to the CapitalNurse board. Our board members are:
Oliver Shanley, Chief Nurse for London, NHS England (London Region) and NHS Improvement. CapitalNurse Senior Responsible Officer
Therese Davis, Chief Nurse, Health Education England. CapitalNurse Senior Responsible Officer.
Jane Clegg, Director of Nursing, NHS England (London Region)
Ben Morrin, Director of Human Resources, University College Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust
Kathryn Jones, Dean of Health Education, Health Education England
Louise Morton, Dean of Health Education, Health Education England (south London)
CapitalNurse is a programme of collective action between Directors of Nursing and HR Directors from service providers, Health Education England, NHS England, NHS Improvement, education providers, STPs, trade unions and professional organisations.
This group have agreed to collaborate and work together to deliver the programme’s mission on behalf of the people of London.
By opting in, our collaborators have committed that they and their teams will to work together to help meet the aims of the programme, set out in this charter.
CapitalNurse was established in July 2015 by the London Chief Nurse and the Health Education England Regional Director and is jointly sponsored by Health Education England, NHS England and NHS Improvement.