Fiona McQueen

Fiona McQueen

Written 3 posts

Scotland's Chief Nursing Officer

Was that a mouse I saw in the recovery room?

24th June 2019

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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CNO May Update

12th May 2017

“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

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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