Governing body nurse
John has been a nurse for 30 years, both within hospital and community practice. After training as a nurse in Sunderland he worked in several hospitals before joining the North Tyneside district nursing service. He is now a principal lecturer at Northumbria University teaching undergraduate nursing students and has a PhD in nursing from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
He has held several nursing posts including nurse director, specialist nurse and a nurse consultant.
John holds an external appointment with the Queen’s Nursing Institute where he is a Council Member and Trustee. He is also the Chair of a Fitness to Practice Committee at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the UK Nursing Regulator.