Nursing Directors Group

The roles of nurses have changed substantially over the last fifty years. Like many health professions, nursing has had to adapt to changing health needs and is now more specialised and multi-disciplinary.

The role of the nurse is to be a caregiver, but it can also be an educator, researcher, manager and much more. This means the nursing profession has never been more essential to the delivery of patient care.

Despite the need to serve a larger population, changes in funding and immigration rules have contributed to difficulties in nurse recruitment. Through the Nursing Directors Group, nursing leaders can collaborate to find innovative solutions to issues affecting the profession and engage with stakeholders to ensure that the value of nursing is championed.

The chair of the Directors of Nursing Group is Gail Byrne, Director of Nursing, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. This group is supported by Andy Collier, Policy Officer at UHA.

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We are the largest unified voice of the UK’s university hospitals, compromising of 45 specialist trusts

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Our national groups allow the sharing of issues and solutions for key areas in the health service

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