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Helen Blanchard - Interim Chief Nurse

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Interim Chief Nurse - Helen Blanchard

Helen Blanchard

Interim Chief Nurse

Helen is an experienced registered nurse with a clinical and leadership career spanning over 30 years.

Helen has worked in acute Trusts in England and New Zealand. She has worked at Board level as Executive Director of Nursing and Director of Infection Prevention and Control in a number of NHS Trusts, most recently as Director of Nursing and Quality at North Bristol NHS Trust where she also worked as a member of the wider health and social care system in the drive to develop the clinical workforce and further improve patient care, quality and outcomes.

Helen also has experience working in the education sector and with our Regulator, NHS Improvement. She has a Bachelor and a Masters’ degree, both in Nursing Studies, from the University of Manchester.

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