Public health matters

Joanne Bosanquet

Joanne was appointed as Deputy Director of Nursing in PHE at the end of September 2013.

Joanne brings knowledge and experience from a range of roles in public health, nursing and health visiting and from her work with the Royal College of Nursing, as a Queen’s Nurse and as a visiting lecturer at both City and London Metropolitan Universities. For the last 7 years, Joanne has worked as a Nurse Consultant in health protection, Health Protection Agency. Joanne was awarded an MBE for services to nursing and healthcare in June 2013. Joanne tweets, so follow her on @MrsBosanquet

Joanne leads for the Director of Nursing Professor Viv Bennett on developing the nursing and midwifery workforce within PHE, also jointly providing expert advice to nurses and to the National Executive/PHE Board on nursing and midwifery issues. As part of PHE’s commitment to the Public Health Workforce Strategy, Joanne is developing relationships with other health and social care stakeholders to develop and support a skilled multidisciplinary public health focused nursing workforce. This role is crucial in the implementation of the national nursing and midwifery strategy (Compassion in Practice) and promoting the nursing and midwifery public health contribution.

A burning platform - maximising the nursing contribution to the antimicrobial resistance challenge

In 2012, the Chief Medical Officer for England published the first ever 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy. A UK High Level Steering Group followed, which acts as the system steward, providing challenge and ensuring all recommendations are enacted. Public Health …