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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Both Judith and Caroline have risen through the ranks - Caroline to Modern Matron and Judith as the Lead Nurse for Quality and Safety.
A source close to the hospital said: "Even the lead nurse didn't know it was happening until afterwards.
Lead Nurse Kate Crowther said: "By coming to AAU it reduces the patient's wait in A&E or prevents them attending A&E.
Beth Swanson, lead nurse for dementia, said: "We know dealing with money can be a problem for people with dementia so we created this simple poster as a reminder of the value of each coin.
Liz Collins, lead nurse for infection prevention at Leicester's hospitals, said: "14 patients on three haematology wards at the Leicester Royal Infirmary have developed symptoms that have been confirmed as flu.
Liz Collins, lead nurse for infection prevention, said: "All necessary precautions were taken.
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.
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.