Anne Biggs, Richard House Children’s Hospice
Anne Biggs
Interim director for care
Richard House Children’s Hospice

Anne Biggs is the recently appointed Interim Director for Care at Richard House Children’s Hospice. Prior to her new role, she was the Matron for a Children’s Community Nursing Team (CCNT), Hospital at Home service and a team of paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialists at North Middlesex Hospital. Anne started her children's nurse training in 2002 and has worked in several roles including in acute, community and PICU settings. Anne was part of the project board that led the establishment and mobilisation of a new Children’s Hospital At Home service across two North Central London Borough’s as part of the national Virtual Ward roll out. Anne is passionate about nurse led services in the community and care closer to home. In her role as a clinical nurse specialist in children's allergy she oversaw the operational aspects of establishing a new nurse led children's allergy service. Her work includes initiatives for improving access to advice, diagnosis and management of eczema and food allergies for babies, children and young people. She has led the team to win an award for this work in the Nursing Times Long Term conditions category. Anne won Nurse of the Year in 2022 and is passionate about the nurse's role in improving access to care for patients and their families. Anne is a non-medical prescriber and undertook a Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholarship in 2022, and recently became a Queen’s Nurse.