Sue is Assistant Director of Nursing at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), a large acute care NHS organisation which encompasses Nottingham City Hospital, Queens Medical Centre and Ropewalk House. Sue leads the Institute of Care Excellence, based within Trust. The Institute is a collaboration of centres for nursing research, education and practice development. It works to advance and support the delivery of world-class care for patients, carers and families, generating new knowledge and innovations in the fields of exemplary professional practice, professional autonomy, shared decision-making and leadership at all levels.
Sue is an Honorary Professor, University of Nottingham, School of Health Sciences and a visiting lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. Sue is an experienced nurse leader in acute care and works proactively to influence and develop nurse education, nurse led research and the development of practice, across health and social care, regionally and nationally, to respond to the changing physical and mental health needs of patients, care home residents, carers and staff. Sue represents the East Midlands region on the Royal College of Nursing’s Professional Nursing Committee and chairs the Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System’s Nursing and Midwifery Professional Cabinet.
She works actively to raise the profile, influence and recognition of nurses and midwives.
Sue is experienced in supporting and coaching nurses and frontline care staff, coproducing and developing inclusive approaches to staff engagement, shared decision making, career progression and professional development. She has specific expertise and experience in talent management through doctoral research, developing clinical leadership and implementing new approaches to inclusive talent management and retention of nurses. Post-doctoral research interests include nursing workforce development, nursing careers, retention, preceptorship and shared governance.
She is actively involved in the analysis and implementation of international standards for excellence in nursing and a founding member of Nursing and Midwifery Excellence UK (NAME-UK), a network of organisations in the UK leading the pursuit of excellence in nursing practice through credentialing with the American Nurses Credentialing Centre. Nottingham City Hospital has recently successfully achieved Magnet® designation (October 2020).