Chief Nurse named as Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam

The chief nurse at one of the largest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country has been named as visiting professor at Sheffield Hallam University.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 10:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th December 2019, 10:24 am
Professor Chris Morley

Professor Chris Morley was given the honour in recognition of his contribution to nursing nationally and within the South Yorkshire region.

Professor Morley, became Chief Nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2018. Previously Chris’s 32 year nursing career included 7 years as Deputy Chief Nurse for the Trust before becoming Chief Nurse at The Rotherham Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Morley is the professional lead for nurses and midwives at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Chris is also responsible for patient experience, safeguarding, infection control, Facilities services, such as catering and laundry, and Estate services.

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Professor Chris Morley, chief nurse, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “I am very honoured. The partnership we have between our two institutions is so important and has fostered many advancements in nursing practice and education.

“I intend to use this new role to build on this success and inspire existing and new nurses/midwives to maximise the fantastic opportunities we have available here in Sheffield.”

His role at the university will see Chris work with the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing to help support and educate the next generation of nurses going into the profession.