For she’s a jolly NICE Fellow!

Published: 19 March 2015

Torbay Hospital’s Director of Nursing, Jane Viner, is one of just ten senior healthcare leaders in the country this year to be named a Fellow of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Jane, whose full title is Director of Professional Practice, Nursing & People’s Experience, said: “I am delighted to be appointed as a Fellow of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE’s role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. It will be great to meet and work with colleagues at NICE and to contribute directly to the development of new guidance that will benefit those who access NHS services as well as staff.”

NICE Fellows are senior health and social care leaders who are ambassadors for the Institute at regional and national levels and among their professional groups and peers. NICE Fellows build networks of influential professionals who support NICE in the implementation of its guidance.

Jane qualified as a registered nurse with an MSc Nursing and an MA Education. Her responsibilities in her current role include quality and safety, clinical risk, clinical governance, safeguarding, infection control and patient and client experience.

As a NICE Fellow, she plans to continue to work across the health and social care system to implement the NICE quality standard QS15 which focusses on patient experience in adult NHS services.

Interim Chief Executive at South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Torbay Hospital, added: “It’s great news that Jane has been awarded this fellowship from NICE. As an ambassador for NICE and the Trust she will ensure that we remain abreast of wider developments in health and care as well as showcasing our own achievements. We look forward to supporting her in this exciting new venture.”

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