Chief Nursing Officer

  • Was that a mouse I saw in the recovery room?

    24th June 2019 by

    Compassionate, innovative leadership and care were the resounding take-home messages for me on my recent visit to NHS Fife. At the end of Dementia Awareness Week I visited Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy on the day Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Nurse Consultants launched their report. Although it was a whistle-stop tour of all the dementia-related innovations, I was...

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  • GDPR  – a change to data protection law

    24th May 2018 by

    The General Data Protection Regulations comes into force on May 25, 2018, giving individuals more control over their personal data, and ensuring that organisations collect and process that information properly and securely. To find out more about GDPR, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.

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  • CNO May Update

    12th May 2017 by

    “From Boardroom to bedside” was the title of my first blog which I posted in June 2014 when Nurse Director in NHS Ayrshire and Arran. I posed the question of how a board Nurse Director brings what’s important to clinical practice and patients, to decisions made by the NHS Board, and how Board level decisions...

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  • If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there

    17th November 2016 by

    Fiona McQueen with Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Shona Robison

    I recently launched a large scale engagement to develop a 2030 Vision for Nursing in Scotland. The goal is to produce a vision for maximising the nursing contribution to health and well-being which is informed and supported by nursing workforce, students and stakeholders. The creation of a vision for Nursing in Scotland will support and...

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