Dr Jacqueline McKenna MBE
NHS Improvement , Director of Nursing for Professional Leadership
Jacqueline trained as a registered nurse at King’s College Hospital, London and had a clinical career in gynaecology. Jacqueline achieved a Masters in Medical Science in Clinical Nursing in 1995 and a doctorate from the University of Greenwich in 2016. Jacqueline is currently the Director of Nursing for Professional Leadership at NHS Improvement, and prior to this was the Deputy Director of Nursing at the NHS Trust Development Authority from April 2013 to March 2016. Before this she held Director of Nursing posts at the Medway NHS Foundation Trust and at Southmead NHS Trust in Bristol. She implemented the first British model of shared governance which improves staff involvement in 1994, and won the HSJ award for patient safety in 2005 for the development of the Medway Nursing and Midwifery Accountability System – an improvement framework for nursing. Jacqueline received an MBE for services to nursing and health care in the 2010 Queen’s birthday honours list. You can follow Jacqueline on twitter @mrsjmckenna.