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York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust , Chief Nurse
Beverley Geary took up the position of Director of Nursing and Chief Nurse for the Trust in October 2014.
She started her nursing career in the acute sector training as an RGN in 1987, working in cardiology and acute medicine before undertaking further qualification in mental health in the early 1990’s.
Beverley worked in a specialist cardiothoracics unit in Leeds where she gained a keen interest in teaching and mentorship and began Certificate in Education training. She worked in education for a number of years before returning to full time clinical practice in 2001 and consequently moved on to pilot the first Patient Public Involvement strategies. Beverley came to York in 2012 as Deputy Chief Nurse and was appointed as Chief Nurse in October 2014. She has responsibility for Nursing and Midwifery, Patient Experience, Quality of Care and is Executive Lead for Safeguarding (Adults and Children).