Professor Dame Donna Kinnair DBE, RGN, HV, LLB, MA, CMI is the Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing. Dame Donna will be joining Professor Roger Kirby, RSM President, for an insightful conversation about her varied and successful career, the nursing workforce crisis, providing leadership in major hospital trusts, the difficulties and joys of advising on legal and governmental committees, and her thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic and how this has affected the nursing community.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is the voice of nursing across the UK. The RCN promotes patient and nursing interests on a wide range of issues by working closely with the Government, the UK parliaments and other national and European political institutions, trade unions, professional bodies and voluntary organisations.
Working with the RCN Council and the Executive Team Donna is responsible for delivering the RCN's strategic and operational plans.
Donna joined the RCN as Head of Nursing in 2015, she was then promoted and joined the RCN Executive Team to Director of Nursing, Policy and Practice in 2016, where her key role was to work with UK-wide RCN staff to drive and implement the future RCN professional nursing, policy and practice strategy.
Donna advised the PM’s Commission on the future of Nursing and Midwifery in 2010 and served as nurse/child health assessor to the Victoria Climbié Inquiry.
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