As a nurse leader, you don’t have to be a hero
Thelma Agnew Commissioning editor, Nursing Standard
Dame Eileen Sills’ strong and visible leadership style at Guy’s and St Thomas’ has been hugely influential. Now she is focusing on staff well-being - and admitting her own vulnerability
Back in April, Nursing Standard started working with NHS England on a project to celebrate the NHS’s 70th anniversary in July: we would identify and publish a list of 70 of the most influential nurses in the NHS’s history, from its inception in 1948 to the present day. The shortlisting and judging process, which involved the UK’s four chief nursing officers, was not easy; some brilliant nurses didn’t make the list. One who did was Eileen Sills.
Nursing Standard. 33, 6, 14-17. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.6.14.s11