Professor Nicola Ranger has been appointed Chief Nurse and Executive Director of Midwifery for King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Currently Chief Nurse at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, she will join King’s at the end of July and will report into the Chief Executive.
“Our nurses, midwives and clinical support colleagues do a fantastic job and are the largest staff group at King’s. Nicola’s experience as a Chief Nurse will ensure King’s continues to provide high quality and safe care to all our patients,” commented Peter Herring, Interim Chief Executive, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Nicola will be responsible for the professional leadership and development of the Trust’s 6,000 nursing, midwifery and clinical support staff and the continued delivery high quality and safe patient care. Additionally she will lead both safeguarding of vulnerable patients and Infection Prevention and Control. As a member of the executive team she will contribute to corporate and clinical strategies and policies, as well as co-ordinate the Trust's response to the Care Quality Commission.
“I am truly delighted to have the opportunity to join King’s,” added Nicola. “It is a brilliant trust, not only world-renowned for the commitment of its staff to providing excellent patient care but also as a leading research and teaching hospital.”
Currently Chief Nurse both at Brighton & Sussex University and Western Sussex Hospitals, Nicola was previously Chief Nurse at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. She has also held a number of senior nursing roles at University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. Earlier in her career she worked at George Washington University Hospital (Washington) and Mount Sinai Medical Centre (New York) in the United States.