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First two regional chief nurses appointed by NHS Improvement and NHS England

Two senior nurses have been appointed to unite the work of the clinical commissioning group regulator NHS England and the hospital trust watchdog NHS Improvement.
Sue Doheny

Two senior nurses have been appointed to unite the work of the clinical commissioning group regulator NHS England and the hospital trust watchdog NHS Improvement.

Sue Doheny has been named regional chief nurse for the South of England while Oliver Shanley takes on the same role for London.

New recruits for new posts

They are the first to be recruited to the newly created posts which will see them answer to both organisations' regional directors to ensure their aims and instructions are understood by frontline nursing staff.

Ms Doheny is currently director of nursing for the West Midlands region of NHS England and has spent nine years an NHS board director with a background in community nursing in intermediate care.

She said: I hope that by having a single professional nursing and midwifery leader for the region we will be able to work more closely together

Two senior nurses have been appointed to unite the work of the clinical commissioning group regulator NHS England and the hospital trust watchdog NHS Improvement.

Sue Doheny has been named regional chief nurse for the South of England while Oliver Shanley takes on the same role for London.

New recruits for new posts

They are the first to be recruited to the newly created posts which will see them answer to both organisations' regional directors to ensure their aims and instructions are understood by frontline nursing staff.

Ms Doheny is currently director of nursing for the West Midlands region of NHS England and has spent nine years an NHS board director with a background in community nursing in intermediate care.

She said: ‘I hope that by having a single professional nursing and midwifery leader for the region we will be able to work more closely together for the benefit of both organisations and for the benefit of patients.’

She will work with NHS Improvement executive regional managing director Anne Eden and NHS England’s regional director Andrew Ridley.


Sue Doheny

New opportunities

Professor Shanley is currently deputy chief executive and chief nurse at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust with a background in mental health and learning disability nursing for which he was awarded an OBE this year.

Of his new role he said: ‘It is a fantastic opportunity to promote nurses and midwives and ensure we continue to deliver high quality care whilst being at the forefront of continuous improvements across the NHS.’

He will work with NHS Improvement executive regional managing director Steve Russell and NHS England’s regional director Anne Rainsberry.

 

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