lead nurse

lead nurse

A nurse in the UK who is responsible for two or more wards or a department—e.g., surgical or medical diagnostics and imaging in hospital. Lead nurses responsible for an entire directorate are often labelled clinical nurse manager. Depending on the role they shoulder, lead nurses are often less involved in clinical nursing and more involved in management on a clinical level.

Lead nurses are usually at pay band 8a, but can reach up to 8b/8c, which corresponds to H grade under the Whitley system, which was officially retired with the Agenda for Change system but may still be used in the working parlance.
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Chemotherapy lead nurse Jackie Swire said: "We are delighted to be able to have this new facility for our patients.
Welcoming the move, lead nurse Terri Gazzi said: "All of the nurses at GTHC are specialists in the field of palliative care, and we are very proud of the service we deliver to the people of Cardiff.
It will see the appointment of eight GP leads and 11 GP facilitators from across Wales, a national lead nurse, three regionally based lead nurses and a programme team working with Macmillan National GP Lead Dr Clifford Jones.
Fiona Shally, lead nurse of the community integrated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease service at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwick-oventry Warwickshire NHS Trust, has been given the title of Queen's Nurse by community nursing charity the Queen's Nursing Institute.
Natalie Clarke, lead nurse on the Blossom Transitional Care Unit, said: "Through introducing the new unit, it means that instead of mum being discharged and baby staying at hospital, we have a place where both can stay and get the care they need in an environment that promotes development of a well baby.
Children's diabetes lead nurse Bev Day said: "We would like to thank Gus and Julie for such a kind donation.
Lisa, of Denbigh, is stepping up to be the lead nurse for the Glan Clwyd Redevelopment project.
Then there's lead nurse Jen Rodgers, of Yorkhill children's hospital in Glasgow, who has used her gentle skills to make it a less frightening place for youngsters.
Viv Bennett, Lead Nurse at Public Health England, said: 'The report shows the direction of travel [for health visitors] is the right one and I welcome more attention being given to training and the way the service is organised.
She brings a wealth of experience to the role as, prior to this post, she was the lead nurse for smoking during pregnancy and, before joining service in 2001, Colette was a community nurse in Kirkby.
Sue Craighill, Lead Nurse at Medway Community Healthcare, says, We are pleased to have been shortlisted for the Nursing Times Awards.
HELPING Brian Burnie with clinical lead nurse for Marie Curie Lorraine Miller, top, and clinical nurse specialist for Macmillan, Sandra Scott