Clare Cable has been appointed Nurse Director of the Queen Nursing Institute Scotland. She will take up the post on February 24th, when Julia Quickfall, who has been in the position since 2003, retires.
Clare Cable, who is perhaps better known by her previous name Clare Mayo, was one of the first graduate nurses from the University of Southampton in 1989. She then went on to train as a children’s nurse in Oxford and in 1993 joined the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) as Research and Development Officer, completing her Masters degree a year later. She built a strong portfolio of research, development and national quality improvement projects and was appointed Director of the RCN’s Quality Improvement Programme in 2003 which, at that time, included the NICE Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care. She moved to Edinburgh in 2007, honing her healthcare policy and influencing skills as a Policy Adviser at the RCN in Scotland.
Commenting on her appointment as Director of QNIS, Clare said:
“I’m very much looking forward to this new challenge and to joining an organisation with such a proud heritage and strong tradition of promoting community nursing. Being appointed as Nurse Director of QNIS offers me the opportunity to build on the excellent work it has already achieved on behalf of the community nursing professions at a time of significant change, particularly with the shift towards integrated, community-based health and social care. In my role as Policy Adviser at RCN Scotland, I have focused almost exclusively on community nursing issues and I look forward to bringing that understanding and my experience in evidence based practice to the team at QNIS.”
Miss Anne Jarvie, Chair of QNIS Council said:
“I am absolutely delighted that Clare has chosen to take up the challenge of leading and developing QNIS response to the needs of those needing care in a community setting and the Nurses who deliver the care. We are all looking forward to working with Clare and seeing the next exciting chapter unfold for QNIS.
Clare has a very interesting and diverse background in nursing, research and development which should bring a real richness to the QNIS response to how we implement Policy in a changing environment with different expectations and changing patient/client needs.
I would like to thank Julia for her commitment and dedication to QNIS over the past 10 years, and wish her good luck and best wishes for a long, happy and fulfilling retirement.”