Chief Nursing Officer,
The Wellington Hospital
Awarded a CBE for nursing and healthcare in 2010 and named in 2014 by Nursing Times as one of the most influential nurse leaders, Janice has had an extensive and varied NHS career, with roles at all levels of the NHS. Beginning as an A/E nurse and undertaking a range of clinical, managerial and change management roles, including becoming a Trust executive director of nursing, Janice eventually reported to England’s Chief Nursing Officer working for six years at the Department of Health to successfully design and implement three high profile programmes - reducing MRSA by 80% and C.difficile by 60% and elimination of mixed-sex accommodation. In 2012 Janice joined HEE initially as managing Director of Health Education West Midlands and then as a national director overseeing the three LETBs across Midlands and East, roles that have offered a real opportunity to shape and influence education, training and workforce development. She is proud of the work she has championed on widening participation and leading the Come Back Campaign for Nurses. In March 2015 Janice was seconded from HEE to be interim chief nurse, first at Barts Health then at Worcestershire Acute to support their turnaround when placed in special measures. After a break Janice is currently interim chief nurse at The Wellington Hospital in London.