New RCN interim Director for Nursing Policy and Practice

Press Response 09/11/2018

Bronagh Scott is the new RCN interim Director for Nursing Policy and Practice

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today announces that Bronagh Scott, currently Executive Director of Nursing at the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in South Wales, will be shortly joining the College as interim Director of Nursing Policy and Practice.

Bronagh will start the interim position on 3rd December for six months, while the College’s permanent Director of Nursing Policy and Practice, Dame Donna Kinnair, serves as Acting Chief Executive and General Secretary.

Bronagh qualified as a nurse in Northern Ireland and specialised in intensive care nursing in Belfast and Perth, Western Australia.  She has gone on hold a number of senior management and Executive Director posts in Health and Social Services in Northern Ireland and London.  Bronagh’s most recent role was Deputy Chief Nurse for NHS England London Region. 

In this post she provided system-wide leadership to nurses across London. She has led on a number of national leadership programmes of work including the publication of Compassion in Practice - Compassionate Leadership which included a field guide for staff; the design of a web-based tool called the Culture of Care Barometer; and Next Generation Leadership Development for senior nurses aspiring to Director posts specifically from Black and Minority Ethnic groups.

Bronagh was Nurse Adviser on the international expert panel tasked with leading an informed debate on the best configuration of Health and Social Care services in Northern Ireland.  She is a Trustee for United Response, a national charity for people with learning difficulties.

Commenting on the appointment, RCN Acting Chief Executive and General Secretary Dame Donna Kinnair said:

“We are delighted that Bronagh is joining the College on an interim basis.  She brings a huge range of experience in nursing leadership positions, and we all look forward to welcoming her to the RCN”.


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