Nursing leader awarded honorary degree

Professor Janice Stevens recognised for work improve care standards

Influential nursing leader Janice Stevens has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton for her tireless work in improving care.

The interim chief nurse at Barts Health NHS Trust, who celebrated at the graduation ceremony on September 18 in Wolverhampton, has had a varied career spanning over 30 years, including roles at local and national levels of the NHS.

She was awarded a CBE for her work on eliminating mixed-sex accommodation and delivering programmes reducing MRSA and C. difficile while at the Department of Health (DH).

Professor Stevens said: ‘I have dedicated my career to working on improving and developing nursing and patient care in the UK and over the years, have felt proud to have been able to implement the changes that I know have improved patient care.’ 

Professor Stevens began her career as an A&E nurse and went on to become a director of nursing before joining the DH and then Health Education England.

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