Royal College of Nursing’s Dame Professor Donna Kinnair appointed patron of AvMA

Published: 29 Sep 2016

Dame Professor Donna Kinnair

Dame Professor Donna Kinnair

AvMA is delighted to announce that Dame Professor Donna Kinnair has been appointed as a patron of the charity.

Donna is currently Director of Nursing, Policy and Practice at the Royal College of Nursing.

Prior to joining the RCN Donna held various roles, including Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust; Executive Director of Nursing, Southeast London Cluster Board; Director of Commissioning, London Borough of Southwark & Southwark PCT. She was the Strategic Commissioner for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority’s Children’s Services.

Donna advised the Prime Minister’s Commission on the future of Nursing and Midwifery in 2010 and served as nurse/child health assessor to the Victoria Climbié Inquiry.

Donna has first-hand experience of AvMA’s advice and support services following a family tragedy resulting in a healthcare related inquest.

Donna commented:

“I am really happy to be a patron of the charity as it is important for me as a nurse and my profession to learn from medical accidents and work in partnership with an organisation such as AvMA to promote patient safety.
“AvMA is a valuable resource to patients and their families and enables them to understand what has happened and where necessary seek redress.”