Training and development

I run development programmes and organisational reviews, and lecture, facilitate and chair meetings. I am regularly invited to speak at conferences and lead seminars in the UK and overseas. Here my current lead projects: 

  • As a GateHouse Associate, I teach courses on the Innovation Imperative, and on Political Competence in Public Services. In 2012 I worked with inspiring co-facilitator Howell Schroeder on an innovation programme at the Emergency Department, Whittington Hospital, London, and again with him in 2013 with health scientists from NHS North West. I also ran a short programme on political competence in public services for junior doctors at Imperial NHS Trust. Read our thoughts on innovation and much more at
  • I have a career-long personal and professional interest in stress-busting. I'm an affiliate of a great new online initiative called E-Stress Management. This offers a simple, effective, online stress-management course;  I've been coached by its founder Pauline Lummas and recommend it really highly."target="e...
  • I gave the keynote speech at the NET conference (Networking for Education in Healthcare) in Cambridge, on September 3, 2013. My paper is called The Golden Thread: the future of nursing education. It's always a lively conference with a stimulating mix of healthcare educators from the UK and elsewhere.

  • As everyone in England grapples with the new NHS structures, I've linked with NHS London to disseminate the lessons of the Readiness for Work programme, and to share learning among nurse directors on clinical commissioning groups.

Some unsolicited comments from my clients:

From Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, London, 2012:

‘It wasn’t just the organising team who thought you did a fantastic job chairing our annual nursing forum. You really did lift it with your brilliance of little touches and experience. We have the evaluations and the punters agree – you are a star!’

‘I arrived grumpy having been told by my manager I had to come, but the good-humoured and passionate chair woke me up and I left having really enjoyed from the day’

‘I’m going to ask to go on a placement on your ward’ – nursing student

‘Jane really earned our respect – a difficult job done well and I liked her style’ – nurse executive

From Queen Mary/City University, London, 2012:

‘You provided a wonderful conference session, so relevant to everyone as you rooted it so much in your East London experience. You inspired our external examiner so much that she is going to spend a few days exploring East London when she comes to the next exam board!’

From Queen’s Nurses who attended my writing workshops for the Queen’s Nursing Institute in 2012:

 ‘The workshop was great. 
Jane was very knowledgeable and supplied lots of hints and tips that will prove very useful.  She made the process of submission to publications seems less daunting, which has encouraged me to send my papers for consideration.’ 

 ‘The training from Jane on writing for publication was brilliant. It has put things into perspective and I hope I can get something ready for publishing in the coming months!’

‘I will definitely be using some of the tips for any future writing.
Thanks Jane for such a great and useful session!

‘Thanks for the fab workshop, and making me believe that I may be able to get something published one day.’