Open Lecture – Ward Leadership. What would Florence Nightingale say now?

12 Feb 2019 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm West Hill, Putney, London SW15 3SW

Presenter: Dr Emily McWhirter, Director of Nursing, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Emily is the Director of Nursing at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. Her PhD centred on nursing leadership and in particular the complex role of the Ward Manager. During this open lecture Emily will track the history of ward leadership, discussing its traditional identity alongside the demands of the modern day role.

Focusing on patient safety, patient experience and the provision of compassionate care, the lecture will explore the role and ask what Florence Nightingale would think of it now.

This lecture is free but you must register online as places are limited.


For more information, please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5140 or email