Nurse is among the best

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The Chief Nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has been hailed as one of the top leaders in the NHS by the Health Service Journal.

Professor Hilary Chapman was named at a ceremony in Birmingham as one of the HSJ’s 100 Clinical Leaders for 2015.

The list recognises those working in healthcare who not only excel in their professional specialism, but whose impact extends beyond their professional sphere and has an impact and influence on health policy, service transformation and innovation.

Professor Chapman said: “I’m delighted to have been included in the list alongside such highly regarded clinical leaders.

“The nursing profession has changed hugely during my career in the NHS, with its complexity and influence on health policy growing, but one constant is the commitment and dedication of nurses that enables outstanding care.

“I have been fortunate enough to work alongside many highly talented and dedicated people, and it is a privilege to be involved in developing and delivering health services for Sheffield and the NHS shaped by that experience.”

The judges of the clinical leaders must judge a person’s influence on healthcare policy and NHS performance or clinical innovation, and how a person’s clinical background informs their leadership role.

Professor Chapman began her nursing career at the Northern General Hospital, where she undertook her training and worked as a staff nurse, then as a sister in both the cardiothoracic and critical care areas.

She took up the position of Chief Nurse in 2006, after working in the same role at Kettering General Hospital, Northampton, and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

Hilary is a member of the NIHR Advisory Board, a Non-Executive Director at the National Skills Academy (Health), and is a Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University’s Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.