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Professor Natalie Pattison, Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair of Clinical Nursing Practice, University of Hertfordshire and East & North Herts NHS Trust


Natalie Pattison is a clinical academic who has worked clinically in cancer, critical care and critical care outreach. Until 2017, she was the lead for critical care follow-up service at The Royal Marsden for many years, combining this with a research role. 

Her present role is as FNF Clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of Hertfordshire and East and North Herts NHS Trust in 2017. Her research interests focus on her clinical area of critical care and critically ill ward patients, and cancer critical care. She is currently leading work related to: the role of critical care outreach in transitions to end of life, end-of-life care in critical care, massage to enhance sleep in ICU, use of critical care diaries and critical care follow-up. Natalie is vice-Chair for both the UK Critical Care Research Group and the National Outreach Forum, and sits on the UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance and is the nursing representative for the NIHR National Specialty Group for Critical Care. She is also Associate Editor of European Journal of Cancer Care. 

Clair Harris, ACET Clinical Research Matron, ACET (Anaesthetics, Critical Care, Emergency medicine and Trauma) Research Team


Clair began her nursing career in the ICU at University Hospital Lewisham before moving to Kingston Hospital ICU/CCU/HDU as Senior staff nurse. On her return to University Hospital Lewisham ICU as Deputy Sister, she did a Trust wide audit of an early warning trigger score and worked in the beginnings of Outreach at Lewisham.
Later in her career she completed an M.Sc Professional Leadership in Healthcare (2005) with a project on establishing an ICU bereavement follow-up service.

Since November 2015, Clair has led and developed a cross specialty team (Anaesthetics, critical Care, ED and Trauma) as the ACET Clinical Research Matron at King’s College NHS Foundation Trust where she is also involved in some research network related collborations.
Prior to this, Clair worked on a number of large NIHR research projects as Senior Research Nurse at the Jack Steinberg Intensive Care Unit, Kings College NHS Foundation Trust.


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