CNO National Shared Professional Decision-Making Council

The first national CNO Shared Professional Decision-Making Council was established in May 2020 with a number of colleagues from the point of care. This council meets virtually with Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England every two weeks. The council members discuss and debate the relevant professional, clinical and operational matters that are important to them and to their colleagues.

Established at pace in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic the first national CNO Shared Professional Decision-Making Council nominations were invited from organisations taking part in the CNO Nursing and Midwifery Excellence programme where a foundational knowledge and experience of the shared professional decision-making and collective leadership approaches were already  understood.

Executive Directors of Nursing at these organisations were invited to nominate one member of staff sit on the virtual council, and were encouraged to consider colleagues with a strong clinical focus at the point of care and who come from a variety of clinical and practice backgrounds across the system.


Asma Pandor, Ward Sister for Elderly Care, Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Chair
Jessie Voon, Deputy Sister, Emergency Department, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Deputy Chair
Katie Widdop, Senior Sister, Elderly Care, Medical Ward, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Victoria Parker, Clinical Education Facilitator, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Rosie Cowling, Nurse Team Leader, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Hannah Jensen, Bed and Site Manager, East Cheshire NHS Trust
Victoria Pye, Senior Ward Sister/Charge Nurse, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Cynthia Domike, Ward Sister, Templar & Turpin Ward, Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust
Cheryl-ann Carr, Clinical Practice Educator, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Blenda CorreyaBlenda Correya, Ward Manager, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust
Annick Fotso, Sister, Ealing Outreach, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Sally Roberts, Staff Nurse, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Nessa Greenwood, Deputy Ward Manager, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Lucy Brewer, Acting Sister, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Allison Moloney, Community Matron, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

The Chair and Deputy Chair roles of the council were self-nominated and then ratified and meeting topics are proposed by council members. The Nursing and Midwifery System Transformation Team can be contacted on for any queries or further information.

The Nursing and Midwifery Catalogue of Change will be continually updated with new case studies, led by council members as they meet, discuss and agree shared learning and experiences aligned to the pandemic.