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Meet the Team

Sally Bassett

Sally Bassett

Forum Chair

Sally trained initially as a pupil nurse in Oxford and went on to become a Registered Nurse which set her on a course committed to continuous learning and professional development. Sally completed her Intensive Care training and specialised in general medicine; sally went on to hold positions at Government and national level in the Department of Health in England as a Nurse Advisor, as the Regional Deputy Chief Nurse and as a Primary Care Trust Director of Nursing and Therapies and as the Independent Nurse on a Clinical Commissioning Group.  Sally held senior lecturer positions in the Education and Health faculties of Oxford Brookes. She is a qualified Coach and an Honorary Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University.  Sally worked in PwC Professional Advisory Services for over seven years providing clinical and professional advice to high profile and complex events in the UK and overseas; Sally has led regulatory clinical investigation, board leadership assessment and development and productivity improvement projects giving her unique commercial, consulting, investigating and cultural change insights.

Craig Davidson

Craig Davidson

Craig recently qualified as a registered nurse in September 2019. He is currently undertaking his academic Honours year at Glasgow Caledonian University. Throughout his nursing education Craig has undertaken several leadership roles. At university he was class representative and went on to become School Officer for the Department of Nursing and Community Health. He also completed Glasgow Caledonian University’s student leadership programme to its advanced level. Craig was a student editor for the Nursing Times. He was also a curator of the Student Nurse Project, an online peer-support network. Craig was first elected to the Royal College of Nursing’s Students’ Committee as Scottish representative and went on to become Chair in his second year. He was a speaker at NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Nursing and Midwifery Forum in 2019. Craig is also a member of the Scottish Government’s Country Specific Working Group for the Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020. Craig was included in @WeNurses list of #100OutstandingNurses in 2018; one of only three student nurses to be included. He was shortlisted for the National Student Nurse Congress Award 2019 as a future nursing leader.Additionally, Craig was the recipient of the Student Nursing Times Award for Student Nurse of the Year: Adult, 2019.
Paul Jebb

Paul Jebb

Paul qualified as a nurse in 1996 and worked in numerous posts within nursing, as well as a period in operational management, and a national role within NHS England. In December 2016 Paul returned to an NHS Trust and is now Associate Director of Nursing at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS FT where he is also the mental health lead for the Trust.

Paul has been involved and led on numerous quality improvement initiatives throughout his career, and has gained several awards and accolades.

Paul is also a member of an NMC Professional Standards advisory panel, and also part of the strategic group to refresh the NMC Education Standards.

Paul has represented the Royal College of Nursing at local, regional, national and international levels, is a member of RCNi Editorial Advisory Board. 
Angela Sealy

Angela Sealy

Angela is an interim Designated Professional for Safeguarding Adults with strategic, professional lead on all aspects of the health service contribution to adult safeguarding at NHS Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group. She is also responsible for quality assurance in care homes across Haringey. Angela train as a registered nurse at North Middlesex Hospital and went on to complete her district nurse training in Tower Hamlets in London. She has work in a variety of senior community nursing roles with a focus on a coordinated approach to developing clinical practice across health and social care settings. Angela has led a number of community nursing workforce initiatives and was seconded to NHS Health Education England CapitalNurse programme to develop a leadership programme for nurses working in social care in North Central London. Angela has co- authored a number of publications and presented at educational and workforce development  national and international conferences.
Helen Stanley

Helen Stanley

Helen undertook her nurse education at St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington and gained extensive clinical and managerial critical care experience in London and the South East. She went on to develop her academic career and was until recently the Academic Lead for Nursing in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton, where she is now an Honorary Senior Lecturer teaching leadership.

Helen has designed a number of successful research and practice-development projects to support leadership for workforce development, service reconfigurations and international initiatives. She has also worked on the evaluation and impact of continuing and professional education, work-based learning, advanced nursing practice and interprofessional learning. 

Helen is now undertaking a PhD in the realist evaluation of the learning and development strategies in a Clinical Leadership Programme. She is also an independent Consultant, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and working on the HEE/RCN Career Framework Project. 
Vinice Thomas

Vinice Thomas

Vi is a Director of Nursing and Quality responsible for Specialised Commissioning at NHS England (London region). She leads  on quality improvement monitoring, quality assurance, safeguarding for Specialised Services within London.  Her clinical speciality is critical care nursing. Vi has worked in a variety of leadership roles within acute NHS Trusts, CCGs/PCTs, the King’s Fund and the Department of Health. Vi is committed to promoting quality in patient care, leadership, and the development of staff

Vi is a Fellow with the Health Foundation, is a member of the Editorial board for a national nursing journal and is on the CNO BME Advisory committee. Vi has edited and written: The Fundaments of Infection Prevention and Control, which is also available in Polish, and co-authored A Service Improvement Toolkit for Maternity Teams during her work with The King’s Fund.
In her spare time, Vi enjoys creative writing and has recently published her first children’s book, Rebecca and the Strangest Garden.

Kate Wells McCulloch

Kate Wells-McCulloch

Kate is an accomplished Registered Care Home Manager with Regional experience and is a CQC specialist advisor in this field. Kate is currently a Lecturer in Health at the University Centre South Devon College and is the module lead for the Nursing Associate Pilot.

Kate has proudly maintained a productive, efficient and quality driven environment and is committed to continuous process improvement in the face of rapidly evolving and changing markets. As a management professional, she seeks to innovate and be creativity in solving complex problems.  Kate has invested in her professional development including presenting at national conferences and at the Houses of Parliament and gaining a diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Contact

Professional Lead: Christine McKenzie

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