Director of Nursing and Quality
Blackpool CCG and Fylde and Wyre CCG
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1990, a midwife in 1992 and a specialist community public health nurse (health visitor) in 2002. Jane is a community practice teacher for post-registration students and an independent non-medical prescriber.
Graduating from the NHS Management Training Scheme in 1996 and currently serving as registrant panel member with the Nursing and Midwifery Council for fitness to practise hearings, Jane has a special interest in maximising the contribution of nursing, nurses as leaders, public health nursing and professional regulation and discipline.
Jane was awarded the title Queens Nurse in 2019.
Jane brings expertise in public health interventions for the population, particularly in the fields of maternity, early years and population screening programmes and has a special interest in quality assurance, quality improvement and demonstrating the impact of strategies and interventions. Jane is a standing member of the NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committee.
Jane is currently leading the establishment and roll out of the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme in Lancashire and South Cumbria and has a keen and proactive focus on equity and minimising health inequalities. Jane is an Honorary Member of the Faculty of Public Health.
Clinically Jane is particularly interested in safeguarding, families affected by drug and alcohol use, families affected by offending behaviour, families affected by parental mental health, infant mental health, families affected by poverty, breastfeeding, public health midwifery, improving outcomes by influencing the health of the pregnant population, health of pre-school looked after children.
Jane volunteers as an Independent Custody Visitor.