Ms. Ann Casey’s nursing career spans some 36 years with a specialist clinical background in renal transplantation, dialysis and urology. Whilst undertaking her MSc in Health Service management Ann joined the team developing the Safer Nursing Care Tool (SNCT) – an evidence based tool to set staffing establishments for adult in-patient wards which was validated and published in 2006. Since then the tool has gone on to be used widely in the UK in NHS and non-NHS hospitals with Ann providing the support to hospitals implementing it. The tool has now been adapted for use in Acute Admission wards. Ann led the development of the Children’s & Young people SNCT to be published in April 2017.
Ann is National Clinical Workforce lead for the UK Government body – NHS Improvement and Assistant Chief Nurse at University College Hospitals London. Concurrently Ann is a Clinical and professional Advisor for the UK Care Quality Commission.