One of the country's most inspirational nursing leaders

15 October 2015

Professor Kim Manley, Co-Director of the England Centre for Practice Development, has been acknowledged as one of the country's most inspirational and influential nursing leaders by the Nursing Times.

One of 48 nursing professionals to be recognised in the Nursing Times Leaders 2015 list, Professor Manley was selected by a panel of expert judges that included the chief nursing officer for Northern Ireland, and has been endorsed by the chief nurses of all four countries in the UK.

The nominees were judged on the impact of their work on nursing policy, practice or care; their influence on and understanding of how health and social care fit together; the sustainability of their achievement and the extent to which they act as role models for others. They come from all aspects of the nursing profession including frontline patient care, management, research and academia, national organisations and charities.

Nursing Times editor, Jenni Middleton, said: “This list celebrates a group of the most influential, intelligent and impactful nurses in the profession, and demonstrates the huge contribution nurses and midwives make to defining and implementing excellent patient care. I hope they will inspire others in the profession to have the confidence to achieve their full potential, and highlight to the wider public just how far nursing has come in the past two decades.

“Nurses are no longer junior partners in healthcare, they influence all levels of healthcare from clinical practice to government policy, and patients benefit from their skills and insight.”

Notes to Editor

Nursing Times Leaders 2015 were announced at a reception on 30 September at Prince Philip House, London. The list was compiled in association with Allocate Software and NHS Employers

The England Centre for Practice Development

Is hosted by the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Canterbury Christ Church University. It is part of an international network of practice developers who are members of the International Practice Development Collaborative (IPDC). It is committed to the innovation of services and practices at the point of care to ensure that they are person-centered, safer and more effective. For more information visit:

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With almost 18,000 students across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 95% of our UK undergraduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.

*2013/14 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey


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