Dr Maggie Davies

Maggie qualified as a registered nurse at St Bartholomews Hospital in London, leading into an extensive career in oncology and palliative care. She joined University Hospitals Sussex as a Deputy Director of Nursing.

Maggie has combined a successful nursing career with success in education and research, completing an MSc in Palliative Care and a Doctorate in Clinical Practice at the University of Surrey, researching the perceptions of Directors of Nursing on caring practices in the aftermath of the Francis Inquiry. She was awarded Florence Nightingale Scholarships for both Leadership and Research, as well as more recently scholarship for System Leadership. She maintains strong links with the University of Surrey and is a visiting Professor.

Maggie continues to champion patient safety and outstanding patient care in her current role as Chief Nurse at University Hospitals Sussex. She was instrumental in supporting the development of a clinical academic scholarship for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. She is responsible for Patient Safety on the Trust Board and is the Trust Board Safety Champion for Maternity and neonatal Services. Maggie’s passion and excellence were recognised in 2019 when she was awarded Clinician of the Year by the HFMA.

“I am extremely passionate about improving patient safety and working with patients and families affected by avoidable harm. I am delighted to now have the opportunity improve patient safety services beyond my own Trust”

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