Director of nursing's leadership recognised by the Nursing Times

Congratulations to Professor Janice Sigsworth, director of nursing, for being recognised by the Nursing Times for excellence in leadership. This achievement was announced yesterday, 9 June, at a special Nursing Times Leaders’ reception.

The judging panel described Janice as a consummate nurse leader and champion of patient care, and applauded her for demonstrating strengths across five key areas outlined by the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model: leadership, influence, impact, being a role model, and legacy.

Janice said: “I am honoured to be recognised for this prestigious award. I am passionate about delivering excellent patient care and deeply committed to working with colleagues from ward to board to achieve this.

“I believe an essential part of leading people is experiencing what they do, listening to people and understanding what would improve their working lives. Being out and about talking to nurses and midwives, as well as patients, is a key component of my role.

“I would like to thank all of our nurses and midwives who help to make my job so rewarding and I am very proud of what we have achieved at Imperial. Every day I hear and see fantastic examples of compassionate care, with nurses and midwives going the extra mile for patients and their families.”

Our chief executive, Dr Tracey Batten said: “This is a fantastic and well deserved achievement, which acknowledges Janice’s outstanding leadership in delivering high quality, patient-centred care. This accolade also recognises Janice’s passionate advocacy of integrating education and research into clinical practice to improve the outcomes and experience of our patients. We are extremely lucky to have someone with Janice’s commitment, vision and leadership.”