Executive director of nursing,
Imperial College London
Janice Sigsworth is the Director of Nursing at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT). She joined the Trust from the Department of Health where she was Deputy Chief Nurse (England).
With a clinical background in respiratory medicine and long term conditions, Janice has a BSc in Nursing and an MSc in Health Service Management. She also has honorary professorial appoints with King’s College London, Buckinghamshire New University and Middlesex University.
Her priorities at ICHT have been to prepare the nurses and midwives to lead the delivery of compassionate high quality care, with a strong focus on improving the experience of staff and patients, as well as the outcomes of nursing and midwifery care.
With a career spanning more than three decades, Janice has a track record in delivering continuous improvement to clinical and experience outcomes. She has worked to integrate education and research into practice, believing that this integration brings a vibrant learning environment and improves outcomes.
Janice is a special Trustee of the General Nursing Council for England and Wales Trust and Clinical Strategic Advisor at the Nursing and Midwifery Council for its review of midwifery pre-registration standards. She is chair of the Shelford Safer Nursing Care Tool Steering Group and co-chair of NHSI Safe Staffing Faculty Steering Group.
With a keen interest in technology and digitalisation, she co-founded the Digital Nurse Director Network in 2018.
Janice was awarded a CBE in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Nursing.