Laura Serrant has joined the panel of HSJ’s Future of NHS Leadership inquiry.

Laura Serrant

Laura Serrant was named one of HSJ’s inspirational women last year

The professor of community and public health nursing at Wolverhampton University, currently seconded part time to NHS England as research lead on the Compassion in Practice e-programme, joins a group of experts led by University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust chief executive Sir Robert Naylor.

In 2014, HSJ named Professor Serrant as one of its inspirational women, top clinical leaders and a BME pioneer.

The HSJ Future of NHS Leadership inquiry, launched last year, is exploring what leadership the NHS needs to prosper now and into the future. It comes 30 years after the seminal Griffiths report, which introduced general management to the health service. The panel plans to issue its findings shortly after the general election in May.

Professor Laura Serrant

Professor Serrant has over 30 years’ experience of healthcare research, practice, policy development and management.

She was one of the first nurse graduates, qualifying in 1986 and practising as a nurse before moving into academia. She joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2011, where she is director of research and enterprise in the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing.

Her research interests include inequalities, diversity and workforce development. She is currently seconded to NHS England part time, researching the impact of the Compassion in Practice (6Cs) programme.

In 2014, HSJ named Professor Serrant one of its inspirational women, top clinical leaders, and a BME pioneer.