The Health Services Journal has published it’s first ever celebration of healthcare’s most inspirational female leaders, and Professor Jane Dacre has made the cut!
The list of 50 women includes clinicians, academics, managers, scientists, campaigners and think tank members. All nominees had to meet at least one of the following criteria to be considered by the judging panel:
- delivering outstanding leadership
- sharing knowledge and expertise with others in the sector
- acting as a role model/mentor to colleagues
- driving innovation in service redesign and/or research
- being at the heart of shaping or influencing policy
HSJ editor Alastair McLellan said: “HSJ’s Inspirational Women list shows that great leadership can be demonstrated at all levels and in a wide range of settings. Our list includes a student nurse, the ‘leading force in paediatric wheelchair reform’ and the chief medical officer, as well CCG leads and trust chief executives. Only two of them appeared in last year’s HSJ 100. To read the biographies of our 50 leaders is to hope that number increases very soon − and to know the NHS would be better off if it did.”
Professor Dacre was highlighted as being a powerful role model for women in medical education and for being dedicated to mentoring women and engaging them in projects so that they believe they can be the leaders of the future.