Angela is Director of Nursing at Cwm Taf Health Board, having been appointed in September 2009.
Angela has enjoyed a career in Nursing, Midwifery and Neonatal Intensive Care, working in clinical roles and in management positions with long periods in paediatric services. Angela is currently in her second Board level appointment, having been appointed to her first Executive Director of Nursing & Midwifery post in 2006, prior to moving to her second position at Cwm Taf.
Her Executive portfolio includes responsibility for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable adults, clinical governance, infection prevention and control and professional responsibility for over 5,000 nurses, midwives and specialist community health practitioners. In addition, she is the Nominated Lead Executive Director for Concerns and ‘Putting Things Right’.
Angela has been engaged in a number of initiatives at a national level and was a member of the National Steering Committee responsible for developing the Chronic Conditions Management Strategy for
. She continues as a member of a range of national committees, with a particular focus on the commissioning of pre-registration nursing, education and the development of career frameworks for registered nurses. Wales
Angela currently leads on the development of the All Wales Nursing Dashboard and, on behalf of the Chief Nursing Officer,
Wales, is responsible for developing the Nursing Portal for , which goes live in April 2011. Wales
The core values the Director of Nursing expects of nurses in Cwm Taf are the 7 C’s:
- Caring – always strive to deliver high quality, evidence based care;
- Compassion – demonstrate every day, from the manner in which you greet people to the way in which you deliver care, a compassion for your clients, patients and their families at their time of greatest need;
- Competence – take responsibility to maintain your own competence in practice and always remember your responsibility to ensure those around you are supported, educated and competent to deliver care;
- Confidence – be confident in your practice and remember always you are constantly observed, your patients expect to have confident, knowledgeable nurses delivering care to them;
- Commitment – each and every day demonstrate your commitment to the wonderful profession we are privileged to work within. The public hold nurses in high regard and to maintain that view we all need to demonstrate out commitment to the people in our health community by providing the best of care;
- Comportment – first impressions remain and each nurse, midwife, specialist community public health nurse and health care support worker must remember appearances and the impression they leave on those we care for. Comportment is more than just ensuring your uniform is clean, your hair tied up, your jewellery removed. It is about your demeanour – being calm, professional, polite and ensuring those around you feel confident to be in your care;
- Communication open, honest, sensitive, well informed, non-judgemental, across and between people in our health community, professionals, partners and all involved in caring.