Posts by Sue Tranka

Sue Tranka is the Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for Patient Safety and Innovation at NHS England and Improvement.

Sue has 28 years of experience in nursing and has spent the last 21 years working in the National Health service. Sue trained as a midwife, registered general nurse, mental heath and community nurse. Sue’s career spans both operational and clinical leadership roles. Her passion for patient safety and quality improvement culminated in her establishing and leading a Critical Care Outreach team in a North London hospital. Sue‘s nurse consultant and leadership roles have predominantly focussed in the safety arena. Sue has a strong interest in quality improvement, human factors and safety systems.

More recently she has held a Board level role as a Chief Nurse in a provider organisation. Sue currently holds an honorary visiting professor role with University of Surrey and has established a link with Staffordshire University as a professional advisor on Human Factors programme.