Professor Crocket reveals the art of patient-centred care at GCU

05 January 2015

Professor Crocket reveals the art of patient-centred care at GCU

Professor Rosslyn Crocket MBE

Professor Rosslyn Crocket MBE, Nurse Director of the NHS Board for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, is to present a lecture at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) entitled ‘The Art of Caring’.

Professor Crocket is responsible for driving forward clinical standards and patient-centred care in an organisation that employs more than 38,000 health professionals, of which almost 17,000 are nurses.

She is passionate about her profession and proud of what has been achieved in modernising nursing over the past few decades, which has seen the introduction of clinical nurse specialists and a broad expansion of professional responsibilities in acute hospitals and in the community.

She was appointed an Honorary Professor at GCU in 2012, being praised for her “unrivalled insight” into the profession after a very varied career in nursing.

Professor Crocket trained as a Registered Nurse at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow and later qualified as a District Nurse in the city before moving to Ayrshire and Arran to study as a midwife.

During her career she has held a number of promoted posts and completed degrees in Health Studies and Management. In 1999 she was appointed Director of Nursing for Greater Glasgow Primary Care NHS Trust and was appointed as Nurse Director to Greater Glasgow NHS Board in July 2002.

With the creation of the unified NHS Greater Glasgow system in 2005, Professor Crocket took up post as Director of Women and Children’s Services and Board Nurse Director.

Professor Crocket moved to the Board full time in June 2010 as Nurse Director, and she is also a Trustee of Erskine Hospital. She was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List (2014) for her contribution to the Nursing and Midwifery Profession.

The event will take place on Wednesday 28th January at GCU.