Chief of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals
Angela Anderson, Chief of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals
Angela moved from the West of Ireland in 1985 to pursue her ambition to become a nurse, qualifying as a Registered General Nurse (adults) in Epsom District Hospital. From there Angela moved to London to specialise in sick children’s nursing achieving her Registered Sick Children’s Nursing qualification at Westminster Children’s Hospital. From there she worked in west London before moving to Hampshire where she has held several leadership roles, both clinical and operational, across acute and community services within the NHS. She was part of a team who were national leaders in developing and delivering community children’s nursing services including the development of excellent end of life care for children in their own home. She also lead the development of one of the first ambulatory care units for children in the area, championing the role nurses have in advancing practice within a multidisciplinary, integrated team. On completion of her Master’s in Business Administration Angela took up a role with the Strategic Health Authority, establishing a clinical network for children, young people, and maternity services across Hampshire & Isle of Wight before joining Portsmouth Community and Mental Health services in 2008.
Angela has worked for Solent since its inception firstly within the children’s service line before taking up an opportunity within the Chief Nurse Directorate in 2016. She is passionate about providing care, which is compassionate and respectful of the individual, is high quality and safe. Angela describes being a nurse as the greatest privilege, being able to care for people at a time when they are most vulnerable.
Angela was the Clinical Director for the successful set up and roll out of 4 Mass Vaccinations centres across Hampshire & Isle of Wight in 2021 and continued to lead the service clinically until it ceased in December 2022. She was shortlisted for the Nursing Times, Nurse Leader of the Year in 2021 and was part of the team shortlisted for a HSJ award in 2022 for the successful Covid Vaccination Service.