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SHS Dean's Lecture: Lord Willis of Knaresborough on the future of nursing



Public, Staff, Students, Alumni, Academics

School of Health Sciences welcomes Lord Willis of Knaresborough to the City, University of London for a lecture on the 'Future of Nursing'. The talk will be followed by a reception.

Lord Willis’ talk will focus primarily on his recent HEE ‘Shape of Caring Review’, which looked into the education and training of nursing and health care staff. As its key recommendations are being implemented, the review has generated a vigorous debate in the nursing world and prompted high profile initiatives by NMC and HEE.


Lord Willis was educated at City of Leeds and Carnegie College and Birmingham University. He is a seasoned educational professional having spent 20 years as head teacher of two large urban comprehensives prior to entering Parliament in 1997. He was Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills prior to being elected Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee in 2005.

Awarded a peerage in 2010 Phil sat on the Science and Technology Select Committee until 2015 and dedicates much of his time to research in areas including science and innovation and health policy. He was recently appointed to the House of Lords inquiry into the future viability of the NHS. He Chaired the Association of Medical Research Charities until 2015 and was awarded a Hon Doctorate of Science from Salford University in 2013 for his work on evidence based policy making. Following his seminal report on graduate nurse education in 2012 he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.

He is currently working on the Commission to review NMC Nursing standards for the NMC and is supporting the HEE implementation group for Graduate Apprenticeship nursing, Post-Doctoral Training Centres and the Nursing Associate programmes.

Lord Willis continues his involvement with education as visiting lecturer at several universities and is acting as a consultant to Health Education England and to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


5:30pm - Registration
6:00pm - Lecture including the opportunity for Q&A
7:00pm - Reception with wine and nibbles
8:00pm - Close

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5.30pm - 8.00pmTuesday 18th October 2016

ELG15 Drysdale Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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