Sally Bassett




Sally’s clinical background is in medicine, intensive-care and practice development. In her senior career she worked in education, clinical effectiveness, governance, policy and as a director of nursing. She has held positions in the acute and primary care systems, regionally in strategic health authorities and a deanery, the independent sector and the charitable sector.

As a nurse advisor at the Department of Health she led the development and implementation of the community matron policy. As a director in the forensics practice at PwC professional services she was involved in the reviews of Mid-Staffordshire, Winterbourne View and the Keogh Review.

Sally’s international work involved working at the WHO on the Ebola response, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the response to the MERS Crisis. Sally joined Marie Stopes UK as the chief nurse prior to taking her current post as a lecturer at Oxford Brookes in the continuing professional development department leading modules such as Global Leadership for Public Health.

Sally is studying for her professional doctorate in nursing, exploring the perceptions of successful chief nurse leadership. Sally is the chair of the Nurse Management and Leadership Forum and the Forums Chairs Committee at the Royal College of Nursing.

The experience in regulatory clinical investigations, board leadership, assessment and development and productivity improvement projects gives Sally a unique public sector and commercial appreciation, consulting, investigations, cultural change and leadership insights.

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