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Speaker Biography

Angela Brown

Angela is the Deputy Chief Nurse at NHS North of England, North West with responsibility for Patient Safety, Clinical Quality, CQUIN, and Energise for Excellence, Safety Express, the Chief Nurse’s High Impact Actions and the Call to Action for Health Visitors.

After training as a nurse at Edinburgh University, Angela spent 22 years working as a health visitor, field work teacher and community services manager in Edinburgh, Blackburn and Burnley completing an MSc in Nursing at Manchester University in 1997.

1997 brought a career change with a secondment to the North West NHS Executive to work on the implementation of the patient’s charter and mixed sex wards. This led to an appointment as senior nurse for primary care working on the development of nursing in walk in centres, primary care pilots, NHS Direct, the development of PCTs, the health visiting and school nursing leadership programmes and the implementation of the nursing strategy ‘Making a Difference’.

In 2002, she became Associate Director of Clinical Governance, Patient and Public Involvement and Lead Nurse at Cumbria and Lancashire SHA and then transferred to NHS North West in 2006. She has contributed to national working groups including ‘Tackling Concerns Locally’, the NPSA Patient Champions and Energise for Excellence.