Pippa Nightingale, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Pippa Nightingale
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

I first joined the NHS in 1993 and instantly knew this was where I belonged. I qualified as a Midwife at the University of Herefordshire in 1998 as practiced as a clinical Midwife for the next 10 years in all areas of clinical midwifery, progressing to be a consultant Midwife HOM and DOM in large London teaching trust. I became Chief Nurse at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust in 2016 a role which is a great privilege empowering and encouraging over 3000 nurses and Midwives to be the best clinicians they can be, ensuring they have supportive systems and process to provide high quality care. In 2018 I was a privileged to be named by NHS England in the 70th anniversary of the NHS, as one of the 70 influential nurses and Midwives alongside some inspirational Nurse and Midwifery leaders. I was then further delighted to receive an MBE in 2019 for my services to Midwifery. These awards are a privilege and reinforce to me the amazing work nurses and Midwives do every day, I feel honoured to belong to such a profession. I have been the CEO of London North West acute trust since 2022 and strive to work in partnership with the 10000 staff and the 1 million population that the trust provides healthcare to ensure the Trust provides the best possible healthcare to its population along with equitable opportunities to staff to ensure they can deliver the best possible care.