Gillian Prager (nee Biggs) (retiring in 2020)
During this time she volunteered with local charitable and support organisations; notably as the first regional coordinator in Hertfordshire for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. She returned to the NHS in 1995 working in Health Authorities and PCTs until her retirement in November 2011. Gill worked at Board director level for the last nine years of her career, with a special interest in corporate governance and partnership working; this included representing the NHS Confederation on the national Home Office Crime and Disorder Partnership Board. Gill remained dedicated to maintaining the highest possible standards of nursing care in all her NHS roles, and on retirement spent two years as the non-executive Board Nurse for Corby Clinical Commissioning Group
Gillian trained and works as an Executive Coach, particularly supporting clinicians in top management roles, and also finds time to walk her dogs and support local charities. She was made a patron of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust in 2015 and recently was installed as a Foundation Freeman of the Guild of Nurses. She is particularly honored to be taking over the leadership of the Nightingale Fellowship during a time of change, renewal and the bi-centenary celebrations, for the birth of Florence Nightingale, in 2020.