International Nurses Day – Denise’s story

Please tell us about yourself and your nursing background

I’ve been a registered nurse since 1981 and have worked in many different roles – acute surgery, community (palliative care), gynaecology – before undergoing midwifery training. I’ve been Director of Nursing in two acute hospitals, primary care trust’s and then leading on patient safety with the NHS England North West London area team, before coming here. I was also President of Royal College of Nursing from July 2021 to December 2022.

What inspired you to become a nurse?

I started work as a cleaner and then a health care assistant. My grandmother was a fever nurse and I wanted to be in a profession that is gives the opportunity to positively impact on so many lives.

Why do you think your nursing experience brings value to your role at NHS Resolution?

It brings a deeper understanding of the experiences of our nursing staff across  a range of settings and at all levels. The importance of embedding a compassionate leadership approach for all. Acknowledging the direct impact that ensuring staff are valued and supported has on the delivery of safe and quality care to the populations we serve. I would like to thank all nurses who have given so much during the pandemic period, and continue to care despite the challenges and pressures that continue.


International Day of the Nurse 2023

Louisa’s story

Naomi’s story

Page last updated on: