@NHS from 04/03/19 to 08/03/19
Twitter handle: @BevMatthews_
Patient/Carer or NHS Staff: NHS Staff
Condition or job title: Transformation Associate
Place of treatment/care or workplace: NHS Horizons
As Transformation Associate in NHS Horizons leading work transforming perceptions of nursing and midwifery, I am creating the conditions for nurses and midwives to have the support to build positive perceptions for themselves and their professions. Through two key programmes; Nursing Now England and Transforming Perceptions of Midwifery I am developing a virtual community of Ambassadors for sharing, learning, networking and connecting to increase the number of people applying to join the professions and then stay for the rest of their careers, using diverse approaches for engagement such as virtual hackathons, crowdsourcing and zoom sessions.
I am a Registered Nurse and have recently completed a Return to Practice course and continue to remain clinically connected by working on the frontline at weekends. I was voted ‘Top Mover and Shaker’ for work in raising awareness of the need for organ donation and transplantation, and received a Highly Commended Health Service Journal award as part of a team developing a year of care commissioning approach for people with complex care needs.
I enjoy walking my two dogs, being around horses and going to the cinema.