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“Exceptional” chief nurse appointed visiting professor at University of Surrey

Wednesday October 14, 2020

Chief nurse, Dr Maggie Davies, (pictured left above) has been appointed as a visiting professor in the Faculty of Health and Medical Science at the University of Surrey – a three year honorary appointment from 1 October 2020.

Maggie, who champions patient safety and outstanding nursing care, has strong links with the university having completed both an MSc degree and DCP – doctorate in clinical practice in 2015. Maggie has also been awarded a research and leadership scholarship from the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

Professor Melaine Coward, executive dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey said: “I am honoured to appoint Maggie Davies as a visiting professor in the school of health sciences at the University of Surrey – a title she richly deserves after continued support and collaboration with the school and our students over many years.

Maggie is an exceptional nurse

“Maggie is an exceptional nurse and will be an excellent source of knowledge and role model for our students.”

Maggie said: “I am delighted with this honour, not only for myself but for all the amazing teams I work with every day at the trust. I am proud to be a nurse, and to work with caring and compassionate nurses in our hospitals.”

In the last few years Maggie has been instrumental in supporting the development of a clinical academic scholarship for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals at Western Sussex Hospitals, a programme that has proved highly successful in developing clinical and research talent.

Maggie added: “In my new visiting position I am also looking forward to exploring further opportunities to clinical academic careers for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.”

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