IN rounds up this years key appointments.
Marina Lupari replaced Rebecca Cheatle as the RCN's professional lead for primary care and community nursing in September. Dr Lupari began the role after 20 years of working in practice and community settings as well as being involved with international nursing projects. Speaking to Independent Nurse, she highlighted her role as the 'lynchpin' for primary care nurses.
Anne Moger became practice nurse advisor at NHS England, where her role involves working with the CQC, practice nurses and others to support practice nurses to achieve high standards of patient care. Mrs Moger spent six years as programme director at Health Education Thames Valley and Wessex.
Karen Storey was appointed chair of the general practice nursing workforce subgroup at HEE, where she will assist in developing a career pathway for the practice nurse workforce. Mrs Storey was previously the primary care lead at Health Education West Midlands.
Elaine Biscoe, was given the role of national nursing advisor at the CQC, where she is involved with general practice inspections. She maintains a part time role as a practice nurse. She comes to the role after two years as the Thames Valley Research Network's primary care research facilitator.
Simon Stevens was appointed to the role of NHS England's chief executive, effective as of 1 April. Mr Stevens previously served as advisor to two health secretaries, before being appointed as health advisor to Tony Blair. During his tenure as chief executive of NHS England, he has authored the Five Year Forward View, which set out future models of care in the NHS. He also spoke at the QNI's annual conference, and was recently named the most powerful person in healthcare by the HSJ.