Nurses Arena Forum

Welcome, Guest: Help / Recent Posts / Search / Login / Register

Stats: 2696 Members, 5857 topics. Date: September 20, 2017, 11:01:34 PM

Ursula Ward: New chief exec appointed by Florence Nightingale Foundation - News - Nurses Arena Forum

Nurses Arena Forum / General Category / News / Ursula Ward: New chief exec appointed by Florence Nightingale Foundation (680) Views

Pages (1) (Print) (Go Down)

Ursula Ward: New chief exec appointed by Florence Nightingale Foundation by Idowu Olabode : January 06, 2017, 08:15:31 PM
The nurse education and research charity the Florence Nightingale Foundation has announced the appointment of a new chief executive.

It revealed today that its new chief executive would be Ursula Ward and that she will start in the role on 13 February.

Ms Ward noted that she was joining the charity at a time when strong nurse leadership and a strong academic base for the profession “has never been more paramount”.



Her appointment follows the announcement last August that Professor Elizabeth Robb would step down as the charity’s chief executive at the end of January, after seven years in the role.

Bryan Sanderson, chair of the foundation, said: “Ursula brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role following her extensive NHS career as both a director of nursing and, latterly, as a chief executive for 12 years.

“I am delighted to welcome her and look forward to working with her,” he added.

Ms Ward was most recently chief executive of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, a position she left in May last year after 12 years in the job.

She was initially joined the trust in August 1999 as director of nursing and midwifery, before being promoted to deputy chief executive in 2002 and then the top job in 2004.

Ms Ward said she was “honoured and excited” to be taking on the chief executive role at the foundation.

“The foundation has greatly contributed to the development of the Nursing and Midwifery Professions over many years,” she said.

“I am committed to working with the board of trustees, the wider NHS, academic organisations and the relevant professional bodies to further build on the many significant achievements of the foundation to date,” she said.

She added: “We are entering a period where strength in nursing leadership and the academic base that underpins it has never been more paramount.”

The foundation raises funds to provide scholarships for nurses, midwives and health visitors to study in the UK and abroad so they can promote innovation and extend their knowledge and skills.

Source : https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/charities/new-chief-exec-appointed-by-florence-nightingale-foundation/7014613.article

Pages (1) (Reply) (Send)

Viewing this topic: 0 Members and 1 Guest


Florence "See-See" Rigney America's oldest working nurse turns 92

Started by katty

Replies: 0
Views: 1245
Last post May 09, 2017, 12:28:36 PM
by katty
Osun State School of Nursing Wins Annual Nightingale Speech Contest

Started by Idowu Olabode

Replies: 2
Views: 1031
Last post July 07, 2015, 07:11:18 AM
by Idowu Olabode
Military Nightingale Week Celebration Launched In Accra

Started by Idowu Olabode

Replies: 0
Views: 87
Last post Today at 07:46:48 PM
by Idowu Olabode

(Go Up)

Nurses Arena Forum - Copyright © 2005 - 2017 Theme By S.a Martin. All rights reserved. SMF 2.0.13 | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums

Disclaimer: Every Nurses Arena Forum member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nurses Arena Forum.