Spire Healthcare has appointed Professor Lisa Grant as group clinical director and chief nurse.
Over a 25-year career with the NHS, Grant was a chief operating officer in large acute NHS trusts and held three executive chief nurse posts over the past 12 years.
She helped establish the Royal Liverpool Nursing Programme and develop the Excellence in Practice Programme at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, both of which promote the development and recognition of the workforce.
Grant was also awarded a visiting chairwoman in health professions leadership from the University of Leeds in 2022.
Reporting to Spire’s chief executive officer Justin Ash, Grant joins Spire’s executive committee and safety, quality and risk committee.
Professor Grant (pictured) said it was exciting to join at a time of sustained growth.
“A key priority for my team and I is to expand Spire’s professional development and clinical learning programmes, including opportunities for the 5% of our colleagues who are apprentices,“ she said.
“This enhanced focus on learning will continue improving the quality of patient care we deliver, and ensure it is responsive to patient need.
“I’m also looking forward to developing a professional recognition award for our colleagues that recognises outstanding care delivery.”
Ash added: “I am delighted to welcome Lisa, whose experience will be central to building on our credentials for providing high quality patient care and to championing the role of nurses at Spire.
“I look forward to Lisa’s contributions as a valued member of Spire’s senior team.”