Deborah Glover

MBE, BSc (Joint Hons) Sociology & Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma, RN

Deborah joined our SG West Team in 2016, as Team Leader - Health & Wellbeing. She is an independent medical editor who is also an RN & the co-founder of ODD Media, a digital publishing company.

She qualified as an RN from University College Hospital, London, gained a BSc from City University, London & a Post Grad Diploma from London Guildhall University. After qualifying as a nurse, she worked in several clinical areas gaining both practical & management experience.

In 1990, she completed her BSc (Joint Hons) in Sociology & Psychology, then became a Practice Development Nurse.

Various other practice & professional development posts followed, including working with Heather-Jane Gray in the Executive Nursing/Quality Team at King’s College Hospital, London, where Deborah combined strategic, team & individual approaches to Values-based Leadership Development & Cultural Change.

In the above roles, Deborah partnered with local University Governors on the development of courses; obtained Dept of Health funding; plus designed, implemented & evaluated a series of Clinical Supervision Workshops at Greenwich University. In 1995, she was commissioned by the Trinidad & Tobago Health Authority to evaluate documentation pertaining to Health Service Reforms - particularly their impact on nursing & made recommendations for the development of practice & post registration education, in both acute & primary care settings.

As the Acting CEO of a nursing agency, she refined the company’s organisational structure for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). Successfully negotiating with organisations such as Trusts & Social Services to win contracts. In 1997, she became a Project Manager at the King’s Fund, where she evaluated the function, purpose & efficacy of a Practice Development & Research Network, plus jointly organised a Department of Health commissioned conference.

As Clinical Editor of the Nursing Times, she commissioned authors, wrote articles & worked with the sales team to bring in advertising/sponsorship. She was fast-tracked in management & became Editor of The Journal of Wound Care (2000).

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

 Her expertise and key interests focus around these 3 themes:
blackEffectiveness Consulting: Communication & optimising social media to share best practice
blackChange Facilitation: Enabling frontline practitioners to lead change more effectively
blackCoaching & Mentoring: Especially younger professionals & giving valued career advice

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

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