Modern Matron

Modern Matron

A job title for a senior nurse who is responsible for overseeing all of the nurses in a department or directorate. They are pay banded at 8a–8c, less commonly band 7, under the Agenda for Change—which corresponds to grade I, less commonly, grade H, under now-retired the Whitley Council system.

The Modern Matron position was created after traditional matrons were abolished in the late 1960s, but has not been well received by other nurses due to a lack of a clear role for the position.
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Both Judith and Caroline have risen through the ranks - Caroline to Modern Matron and Judith as the Lead Nurse for Quality and Safety.
giving evidence yesterday, registered mental health nurse and modern matron Alison McIntyre said that a pre-discharge meeting (PdM) was attended by doctors and mental health practitioners on May 27.
Modern Matron Jo Crawford, who stars in the videos, said: "I hope these videos will provide a really useful resource for new mums and dads looking for help with those key questions that everybody has when they first become a parent.
LynneGreig,whohasmorethan30 years'experienceasanurse,isthehospital's modern matron.
As a result of a restructure, her position was made redundant and she refused an alternative role as a hospital modern matron.
This was personified by the modern matron wielding the weapon of "cleanliness," said Nerlich.
But anyone meeting modern matron Sandra Farmer at West Heath Hospital, in Birmingham, would only ever be greeted with a smile - and a cup of tea.
Kate Prevc, modern matron for infection prevention and control, said: "These figures are extremely welcome.
Modern matron Noirin Smith will be in charge of the facility after working at Stoddard House for 15 years.
Leah Allison, modern matron on the ward, said that the new facility's design has been 10 years in the making.
Modern matron Lynne Greig said: "This exciting project presents many opportunities for us to engage with our patients and complement our work already underway to improve the social interaction of our patients.
Dorothy Dickinson, modern matron for operating theatres, said: "We need the right services for patients, and the right people in the right place at the right time to deliver the best care.