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60 Seconds with quality improvement professor Sue Hooton

In her new professorial post, Sue Hooton is developing a networked community committed to improving patient care.
Sue Hooton

In her new professorial post, Sue Hooton is developing a networked community committed to improving patient care

Sue Hooton is professor of nursing and quality improvement at the University of Chester. She qualified as a nurse in 1981 at Alder Hey and Royal Liverpool Hospitals.

Married with two children, both working in health care, she has held several posts in children’s services, including a six-year spell as national education adviser (child health) with the English National Board for Nursing and Midwifery.

In 2010 she obtained a Florence Nightingale Scholarship and was awarded an OBE for services to nursing.

What are your main work responsibilities?

I work with and research alongside front line practitioners undertaking quality improvement projects. I provide on-site coaching, as well as teaching leadership and quality improvement across a range of university programmes.

How did you get your job?

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