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Special Interests: Innovative Care of Older people. Design to bring respect and dignity. Working to improve the knowledge of the Health Team, UK and Globally. Community Nursing and Palliative Care.

Chair, The Patients Association
Fellow, The Queen’s Nursing Institute
Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine
Trustee, The Katie Piper Foundation
Trustee, Florence Nightingale Foundation

Professor, Health Innovation Policy and Practice, University of Bedfordshire
Visiting Professor, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London
Senior Scholar, Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing, New York University
Hon. Lecturer, Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation
Hon. Doctor of Laws, University of Bedfordshire

Former Parliamentary Under Secretary of Health (2007-2010). Member of Parliament 1997-2010.