8 August 2019

Trust’s Florence Nightingale Windrush 70 scholar

Graham Howard, Intravenous Nurse Specialist, has graduated from the first Florence Nightingale Windrush 70 Leadership programme. Graham was one of seventy nurses to complete the programme.

Liz Fenton RN, QN Deputy Chief Nurse at Health Education England with Graham Howard and Dr Joan Myers OBE, Trustee Florence Nightingale Foundation

Graham Howard, Intravenous Nurse Specialist and Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholar said: “The Florence Nightingale Windrush 70 Leadership programme was truly amazing. After a rigorous application and selection process I was awarded one of the 70 fully funded places. The course gave me great insight and understanding of the leadership role and myself as a person. It has helped to build up my confidence and equipped me not only with the core skills needed for a senior management leader role but also the practical skills.”

He added “The course even included a module with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where we learnt public speaking skills. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity as I further my career.”

To mark both the NHS 70th anniversary and recognise the contribution of “Windrush” nurses and midwives across the NHS since the arrival of HV Empire Windrush in 1948, Health Education England joined forces with the Florence Nightingale Foundation to offer a career development opportunity to. The programme, fully funded by Health Education England, offered 70 nurses and midwives bespoke leadership development to become Florence Nightingale Foundation Nurses and Midwives and develop as future leaders of healthcare.