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14. NHS Birmingham and Solihull ICB

15. NHS Black Country ICB

16. NHS Coventry and Warwickshire ICB

17. NHS Derby and Derbyshire ICB

18. NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire ICB

19. NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ICB

20. NHS Lincolnshire ICB

21. NHS Northamptonshire ICB

22. NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB

23. NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICB

24. NHS Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICB


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Anita Astle MBE Chair of Midlands SCNAC

Astle MBE

Managing Director
Wren Hall Nursing Home

Anita has worked in health and social care for almost 40 years as a Registered Nurse, System Leader and Advocate.

For 34 years, she has led the team at Wren Hall Nursing Home, which is rated outstanding in all five domains by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Anita is passionate about delivering high-quality care, empowering individuals to live well and nurturing individuals to achieve their aspirations.

Anita is proud to have supported many care assistants to progress professionally; 107 as Registered Nurses, 6 as Nursing Associates, 3 as Midwives and 1 as a Social Worker.

Anita is currently a Board Member for the National Care Association merged with the Registered Nursing Home Association. She has held positions such as Board Member and Fellow for Skills for Care, Governor of a NHS Mental Health Trust and Non-Executive Director of a Primary Care Trust.

Recently, Anita supported the campaign for a Specialist Practice Qualification for Care Home Nursing, believing it important for this area of nursing to be recognised as a specialism.

She has worked with the Queens Nursing Institute Reference Group to develop and map the standards.

Jo-Anne Wilson Co-Chair Mildands SCNAC


Registered Manager
Royal British Legion

Jo-Anne qualified as a registered nurse in the mid-’80s and worked in the NHS in London for several years before returning to Warwickshire. As a ward sister in Northampton, then later a McMillan Nurse, she introduced ‘Primary Nursing’, which at the time was an innovative concept of ‘My Nurse: My Patient’ recognising the importance of getting to know the people we nursed; Person Centred Care

Jo-Anne moved to work with older people in the late 1990s, where she developed a real interest in working with People living with Dementia and long-term conditions within care homes. As a trustee and trainer for WRAP (Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project), Jo-Anne visited care homes training staff, supporting them to change both attitude and environment positively.

Jo-Anne started working for the Royal British Legion in 2003 as a Registered Manager. She led the home through its first inspection in 36 years and introduced a culture of person-centeredness, innovation, change and excellence. She is passionate about the positive impact and added value nurses make to the social care environment.

Over the years, the home worked with Dementia Care Matters to become an accredited Butterfly Home, with GSF to become a Platinum-rated home, and the home has been rated Outstanding on their last 2 CQC inspections. In 2015 the home was featured in a Channel 4 documentary, Dementiaville, and later awarded Care Home of the Year.

Jo-Anne is an active member of various best practice and research groups and regularly speaks at conferences. She is also Chair of the Skills for Care Registered Managers Network in South Warwickshire. In 2020 Jo-Anne was made a Queen’s Nurse and has been awarded an MBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours List.

Catherine Morgan Regional Chief Nurse East of England


Chief Nurse
East of England

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