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Deborah Glover

MBE, BSc (Joint Hons), PGDip., RN

Deborah joined Synergy Global in 2016, as Team Leader for our West Team plus Health and Wellbeing. She is an independent medical editor who is also a qualified nurse and the co-founder plus Director of ODD Media, a digital publishing company. She qualified as an RN from University College Hospital, London, gained a BSc from City University, London and a Post Grad Diploma from London Guildhall University. 

In 1990, she completed her BSc (Joint Hons) in Sociology and Psychology, then became a Practice Development Nurse. Deborah worked with Heather-Jane Gray in the Executive Nursing/Quality Team at King’s College Hospital, London, where she combined strategic, team and individual approaches to the leadership of values-based cultural change.

As Acting Chief Executive of a nursing agency, she reviewed and refined the company’s organisational structure in order to make resource savings, plus developed more effective services to nurses and clients. She also successfully negotiated with organisations such as Trusts and Social Services - winning contracts for the provision of temporary agency staff. In 1997, she became a Project Manager at the King’s Fund, London, where she evaluated the function, purpose and efficacy of a Practice Development and Research Network, plus jointly organised a Dept. of Health commissioned conference.

 Her expertise and key interests focus around these 3 themes:
black Enabling frontline practitioners to lead change more effectively
black Mentoring younger professionals and giving valued career advice
black Communication and optimising social media to share good practice

 As Clinical Editor of the Nursing Times, she commissioned authors, wrote articles and worked with the sales team to bring in advertising and sponsorship. While at Emap, she was fast-tracked onto their Management Program and became the Editor of The Journal of Wound Care (2000).

Since 2007, Deborah has been working as an independent consultant and undertaken NHS Service Reviews, whilst lecturing nationally and internationally. She has also published widely and helped health professionals write for publication. She has commissioned and edited two books – Wound Management Theory and Practice plus The Student Survival Guide. She has also authored chapters in various books on clinical supervision and accountability.

In 2015 Deborah was awarded MBE in the New Year Honours for services to nursing and nursing journalism. She is a patient representative on the North and Central London Cancer Board and has previously been a Trustee posts for the International Lymphoedema Framework. She is an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), London.

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