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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Tracey Doherty, modern matron for community and supportive care services, said: "I know there are people living locally who have recently been diagnosed with an incurable condition.
Jane Anderson, modern matron, maternity and neonatal Services, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: "The more information that we can receive, the better informed we can be in order to improve our services."
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 Michele McKidd, for Marie Cure @ Northumbria, said: "The increase in the patients we are seeing across our wards is a testament to the hard work of the expanded teams.
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.
As a result of a restructure, her position was made redundant and she refused an alternative role as a hospital modern matron.
Additional findings established that media coverage of hygiene and cleanliness in hospitals tended to portray doctors and nurses engaged in a heroic "battle" against "intelligent super bugs.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.
I work as a 'modern matron', which is another term for a general dogsbody.
Tracey Doherty, modern matron for community and supportive care services, said: "I know that there are people living locally who have recently been diagnosed with an incurable condition.
Both Judith and Caroline have risen through the ranks - Caroline to Modern Matron and Judith as the Lead Nurse for Quality and Safety.