Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholars 2018

Posted : 04 January 2018

We're delighted to announce our Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholars for 2018.

Aspiring Nurse Directors: Dee Waterhouse (UK Insurance) and Ruth Dando (Cromwell)

Emerging Leaders: Paul Carruthers (UK Insurance) and Carol Gill (Health Services)


The Florence Nightingale Foundation is the foremost nursing leadership development organisation in the UK.


Previous scholars include some of the profession's most senior nurses including Ruth May (Executive Nurse Director at NHSI), Dee Sissons (Chief Nurse at Marie Curie) and Baroness Watkins of Tavistock (who is part of Bupa's Medical Advisory Committee).  These are high profile and prestigious scholarships which this year attracted applicants from HM Forces, The Council of Deans for Health, and many NHS Foundation Trusts and Teaching Hospitals.  


Please join us in congratulating our 2018 scholars!


Our scholars shared their thoughts:



Ruth Dando, Lead nurse in Adult ICU at the Cromwell Hospital


"I am thrilled to have been offered a Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholarship which I will be using to support my proposed quality initiative in implementing a Clinical Ethics Committee for the Cromwell. I will be undertaking a course in Medical Law and Ethics as well as accessing some leadership development training."




Dee Waterhouse, Lead nurse from UK Insurance


"I am so pleased to be awarded this prestigious scholarship which will help support my project to redesign and develop the case management process at UK Insurance. We want to be known for our 'Gold standard' case management and be UK Insurer leaders for personalised care."





Paul Carruthers, Clinical Lead, Care Support Team

"I am over the moon to be successful in securing a FNF scholarship. I am under no illusion that it will be easy, however I intend to grab this unique opportunity with both hands and make the most of. Roll on March when the hard work starts."







Carol Gill – Clinical Team Manager Occupational Health


"I am absolutely delighted to have been offered a Florence Nightingale Scholarship, in speaking with current scholars this is a unique opportunity to develop both personally and professionally. My project is to introduce a new clinical role within Occupational Health using the nursing associate model. Working with my mentor I will establish the best route to further develop my leadership skills."



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