Natalie Gonn is currently a Programme Manager at NHS England / Improvement working in the Clinical Workforce team. The programmes that she manages include the Chief Nursing Officers Safer Staffing Faculty Programme and supporting the team with the implementation of the Safer Nurse Care Tool (SNCT), an evidence-based tool, across the wider NHS.
She has a portfolio that covers project management, workforce and recruitment with a wealth of experience across a range of NHS acute and specialist settings, both in a clinical workforce and managerial capacity.
Natalie is also a member of the UCLH MVP having given birth to both her sons at UCLH. As a service user, Natalie works in partnership with women and their families, commissioners, and providers (midwives and doctors) working together to review and contribute to the development of local maternity care; ensuring that every woman on the maternity pathway at UCLH has her voice heard and can help shape the unit to work for them and future families.
Natalie is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her second son, who was on NNU at UCLH for 2 weeks with Group Strep B meningitis. Although she was familiar with the unit having worked at UCLH previously, she was completely inspired by the care her baby son received and continues to receive from the team. The opportunity to combine parent and child experience in NNU, with her appetite for child development following her degree in Childhood Studies at Leeds University and quality improvement and service transformation within the NHS is one she relishes.
With a passion for early intervention in the development of high-risk infants and following the Ei SMART approach as a user with her baby son, Natalie can think of no better team and programme to be a part of.