Jane Salvage became a QNI Fellow in 2009, contributed to the QNI Homeless Health Initiative in 2010, and served as a QNI trustee from 2011-2014.
Jane Salvage is an independent nursing consultant and visiting professor at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, UK. Since 2016 she has been programme director of the International Council of Nurses’ Global Nursing Leadership Institute. She has recently run policy leadership programmes for the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, and for nurses from Belize, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and elsewhere.
Jane is well known as a nursing and health policy activist and feminist. Her commitment to high-quality health care, social justice and women’s rights has been the main driver of her unusual career. Her best-known book, The Politics of Nursing (Heinemann 1985), was a wake-up call to the profession to get out from under. She remains passionate about helping nurses to become articulate, effective and influential in all aspects of health and social care, education, research and policy.
She has held a range of leadership roles, including spells as chief nurse at the World Health Organization, and worked on the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery in England (2010). She co-authored the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health report on nursing worldwide, Triple Impact (2016), which led to the Nursing Now campaign and the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.