Wednesday 04 September 2019
Health Education England (HEE)’s Chief Nurse, Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, is taking up a six-month secondment as Pro Vice-Chancellor at Coventry University from 1 October this year.
Prof Bayliss-Pratt will be returning to the university where she studied for her first nursing degree.
I am delighted to accept this role and I very much see it as an opportunity to build on the multi-professional education and training agenda that I’ve been proud to lead at HEE, including dementia training standards, apprenticeship routes and the new Nursing Associate role.
I have always done my utmost to champion the professions of nursing and midwifery and raise their status and profile, whether in education, training or practice.
So I’m looking forward to this new challenge, where I’ll be continuing my efforts to develop and widen access through new routes and growing the Nursing Associate role. Having seen for myself the excellent and innovative approaches to teaching and learning at Coventry University, which led to its recent well-deserved gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, I’m confident that it can play a key role in taking this important work forward.
We are very pleased to welcome Lisa back to Coventry University, where her very successful journey as a champion of the nursing and midwifery professions began. She brings to our senior leadership team a wealth of experience in strategic leadership, innovation and oversight for health professions education and workforce development in England and internationally.
Prof Bayliss-Pratt will continue with her role as Programme Lead for global Nursing Now campaign, working two days a week on the strategic goal of improving health globally by developing nurse leaders and equipping them to play a more influential role in health systems.
She has been Chief Nurse at HEE since 2012 and during that time pioneered and introduced the role of Nursing Associate, the first new nurse role in England for a generation, alongside a transformation programme for nurse education.