Chief Nurse handed new role at Anglia Ruskin
31 January 2019
The Chief Nursing Officer of Mid Essex, Southend, and Basildon hospitals, Diane Sarkar, has been appointed as a visiting professor at Anglia Ruskin University to assist with bringing through the next generation of nurses for the county and wider region.
The appointment will further cement Anglia Ruskin's links with
local NHS Trusts, promote leadership, and help ensure the
curriculum continues to produce students who are ready for the
workplace when they complete their education.
Diane Sarkar said: "This kind of joint working will provide
opportunities for staff from the very beginning of their careers
right through to retirement. Promoting visible leadership for
nurses and midwives is vital in supporting them to develop and
provide the very best care."
Diane already plays a prominent role at the faculty with their
staff and students, ensuring that the best possible learning
experience is provided. This means students can go on to develop
into excellent nurses.
Diane's role with the School of Nursing and Midwifery will ensure
that, as a national leader in nursing, her expertise will inform
what students are taught and how they're supported.
It will also provide strategic input around healthcare
leadership and policy.
After training at the Royal Free Hospital in London, Diane has
worked in a number of nursing and management roles in acute
hospitals in London and Essex.
Clare Panniker, Chief Executive for Mid Essex, Southend, and
Basildon hospitals, said: "We have always said that moving our
three hospitals into one organisation will provide far more career
opportunities. Diane's new role is very exciting as it means we are
developing relationships with future healthcare professionals from
very early on, with the hope that one day they will work with us
and become the next healthcare leaders in the region."