University recruits top health figure as Visiting Fellow

"Staffordshire University are thrilled to have Helen Jenkinson as a Visiting Fellow of the University. Helen is an outstanding individual with excellent experience as a leader in healthcare."

Dr Ann Ewens, Dean of the School of Health and Social Care

A senior figure from Shropshire's two acute hospitals is working with Staffordshire University to help shape its Health and Social Care courses.

Helen Jenkinson, Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, has become a Visiting Fellow at Staffordshire University and will use her wealth of experience to support its healthcare courses.

Staffordshire University delivers a range of degrees in Nursing and Midwifery, Paramedic Science and Operating Department Practice at two multi-million pound Centres of Excellence in Healthcare, based in Stafford and Shrewsbury.

Helen said: “I am passionate about knowledge and education in healthcare and strong links with partner universities are vital to the delivery of high quality care.

“I look forward to sharing my experiences with School of Health and Social Care and inspiring the next generation of healthcare professionals.”

In her current role Helen has a commitment to outstanding clinical practice and helps to drive improvements to quality of care through the development of the Quality Improvement in Nursing and Midwifery.

Previously, Helen was Head of Quality Trust Development Authority (TDA) where she worked closely with NHS Trusts to provide a high level of professional, strategic and transformation support across NHS organisation.

Dr Ann Ewens, Dean of the School of Health and Social Care, commented: “Staffordshire University are thrilled to have Helen Jenkinson as a Visiting Fellow of the University. Helen is an outstanding individual with excellent experience as a leader in healthcare.

“Helen will be working closely alongside myself and colleagues in the School of Health and Social Care on a number of shared areas of interest one in particular being the promotion of a patient safety culture.”

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