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Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt

Chief Nurse,
Health Education England

Lisa was appointed as Chief Nurse at Health Education England (HEE) in 2012 and in this role she is responsible for leading national policy, workforce planning, and multi-professional education and training commissioning for the non-medical healthcare workforce. Lisa is also Health Education England’s sponsor and champion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Lisa is leading delivery of the transformational Raising the Bar Nurse Education programme across England, which has the ultimate aim of improving both the quality and safety of patient care. Key achievements of this work to date include the successful test site programme for the Nursing Associate role; and the development of a clear career pathway for nurses and aspiring nurses, from healthcare assistant to a doctorate and beyond. Lisa has also overseen the introduction of apprenticeships standards for the Nursing Associate and Registered Nurse to widen access to pre-registration education; and the enhancement of post-registration education with a cadre of expert nurses in the field of older people’s nursing. Lisa has Board level responsibility for other HEE national programmes including Maternity, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Children and Young People, Public Health and the Integration of Health and Social Care. In 2017, in addition to her Chief Nurse role, Lisa was appointed as Interim Regional Director for London and South East. As the Regional Director Lisa is responsible for approximately £1 billion of investment in education, training and workforce development across London. Her role also includes providing support to five Sustainability and Transformation Plans within the capital.

  • Assessing long-term patient demand and outlining how the HEE Health and Care Workforce Strategy for England to 2027 will guide needs within the nursing sector
  • Understanding how staff flexibility, diverse skill mixes and multiple entry routes into nursing can be developed to deliver enhanced person-centred care
  • Sharing insights on the HEE review into staff mental wellbeing to support improved workplace satisfaction, mental health and retention
  • Evaluating the core findings from the Nursing Associate pilots led by HEE and analysing the future of new routes into nursing to meet nursing skills gaps