Foundation Past Master
Helen used to work as a Health Visitor for children with special needs for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and is now retired. She trained at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital School of Nursing where she worked as a Staff Nurse. After completing her midwifery training in Sussex, she returned to Barts and became Sister of the Oncology Unit.
Helen then studied at the South Bank University to qualify as a Health Visitor and has worked as such (both generic and specialist) in several Community Trusts in London whilst completing a degree in Professional Practice (Nursing) at Greenwich University.
Helen is a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.
Helen is Master and a Founder Warden.
Liz trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital School of Nursing and subsequently worked at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel as Relief Sister. Having completed the post-graduate course in Urological and Renal Nursing at St Peter’s Hospitals in Covent Garden, she became Clinical Teacher at the School of Nursing. Following a period of time in Toronto, Canada she returned to St Pancras Hospital, responsible for in-service training and also worked as a continence advisor.
After moving to Brighton in 1986, she worked as Education Officer for a children’s charity, teaching Fire Safety and Burn Prevention in schools; she has written a children’s book highlighting the dangers of scalding. Until recently, Liz was chair of a committee of volunteers who are actively involved with the rehabilitation of children from Peanut ward at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.
Liz is a lifetime Foundation Freeman, an Upper Warden and a trustee of The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust for The Guild of Nurses.
Fran is currently working as Head of Clinical Quality, South London, NHS Improvement. She trained as Registered Nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital School of Nursing following which she qualified as Registered Midwife. Fran’s clinical career has included experience across primary, secondary and tertiary care as a District Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist in breast cancer and as a clinical and operational manager in various Trusts in London.
She also spent two years within the charitable sector managing a large community workforce delivering end of life care. During her career she successfully completed a first and second degree, the latter focusing on cancer nursing. As part of her studies she successfully obtained a scholarship to travel to Canada to research the approach to cancer care and, in particular, patient experience.
Fran is a Founder Warden and a Renter Warden for The Guild of Nurses.
Julia is currently a lecturer at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings College London.
Julia has worked in London throughout her career, training firstly at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and then at The Royal London Hospital. She has worked in clinical practice, in both Adult and Mental Health Services, within hospital and community environments and has fulfilled a number of practice and academic roles, notably at St Bartholomew’s as a clinical teacher and tutor in the St Bartholomew’s School of Nursing and The Royal College of Nursing
Within the Nursing and Midwifery Faculty in Kings College London Julia teaches across the undergraduate and post graduate curricula. One key responsibility is to focus on leadership for healthcare professionals. She leads a number of courses which focus upon leadership development and has a particular interest in the emotional wellbeing and resilience of healthcare teams. She also works within the Postgraduate Life Sciences and Medicine Faculty providing leadership development within a number of programmes. Recognising the importance of inter-professional working in healthcare environments Julia contributes to the multi-professional communication education programme within the University .Julia also works within a number of London NHS Trusts providing coaching and supervision for senior leaders and teams.
Julia is a Founder Warden, a Middle Warden and Chair of the Educational and Development Committee of The Guild of Nurses.
Brenda is currently a Non-Executive Director of Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. She trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital School of Nursing and has spent most of her clinical career in London. She was a Ward Sister at Barts, a Ward Sister and then Senior Nurse Manager at Guys then joined the Occupational Health Unit at the Royal Free Hospital where she was Nurse Adviser for the Medical Students Health Service. She was appointed as an Independent Member of Hertfordshire Police Authority in 2003, a position she held until the Authority’s abolition in 2012. During that time she represented the national body on the reference group for Inspections of Police Custody and the Strategic Health and Safety Forum of the Association of Chief Police Officers. She served on the Home Office Police Advisory Board for England and Wales Substance Misuse Review Working Party.
She is an Associate Member of the College of Policing and an assessor for senior appointments. Her current role involves the delivery of community health services in the county of Hertfordshire and in West Essex.
Brenda is a Founder Warden and the Foundation Past Master of The Guild of Nurses.
Shirley is currently a Health Visitor working for Hertfordshire Community Health NHS Trust.
She trained as a general nurse at St Bartholomew's Hospital School of Nursing and went on to qualify as a Midwife at Cambridge Maternity Hospital.
Shirley returned to general nursing at the Royal Free Hospital before returning to St Bartholomew's Hospital firstly, as a Staff Nurse and then Sister in the Oncology Unit.
She trained as a Health Visitor at the North East London Polytechnic and worked as a Health Visitor in Hackney before moving out of London to work in Hertfordshire until the present day.
Shirley is a Founder Warden of The Guild of Nurses.
The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP is Member of Parliament for Guildford but she spent all her nursing career working in London. She trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital School of Nursing, where she worked as a research nurse working in respiratory medicine. She was a District Nursing Sister, pioneering a scheme to discharge people early from hospital. She started a support scheme for people newly diagnosed with cancer and latterly gave medical advice to social housing providers including the City of London.
Anne went into politics and was elected a Borough Councillor in 1999. She was elected to Parliament in 2005 and since then she has had a number of roles in Parliament both in Opposition and Government including sitting on the Health Select Committee and as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health; she was later appointed Deputy Chief Whip, Treasurer of Her Majesty’s Household and in March 2015 she was appointed to the Privy Council. She currently serves as Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, and for a year was also Minister for Women.
Anne is a Founder Warden of The Guild of Nurses.
Janet is currently employed as the Head of Care and Deputy Manager in a nursing and residential home in Wiltshire. Janet trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital School of Nursing and, after qualifying, she worked there in the Coronary Care Unit and then as a Research Nurse in the Endocrine Unit.
Janet married an Army Officer and life in the military entailed moving many times at home and abroad, particularly in Europe. When he was stationed in the UK, Janet worked as a Nurse in a number of places including the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and Frimley Park Hospital in Camberley. This enabled her to gain experience in a wide range of nursing specialties, including Accident and Emergency, Gynaecology, Outpatients and Care of the Elderly.
Janet is a Founder Warden of The Guild of Nurses.