Prof. Natalie Pattison - ViceChair NOrF

Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair of Clinical Nursing Practice

University of Hertfordshire and East & North Herts NHS Trust

Natalie Pattison is a clinical academic who has worked clinically in cancer, critical care and critical care outreach. She is the Florence Nightingale Foundation Clinical Professor of Nursing with a joint appointment across the University of Hertfordshire and East and North Herts NHS Trust. Until 2017, she was the clinical lead for critical care follow-up service at The Royal Marsden for many years, combining this with a research role.

She has a doctorate in end-of-life care in critical care and her MSc explored the needs of ward nurses receiving patients back from critical care. She has undertaken and published research studies exploring the impact of outreach, particularly in end of life transitions. 

She has varied research experience, leading and collaborating in international and national funded studies in cancer and critical care. She was also the trust lead for patient public involvement in research for ten years. Natalie is Chair of the UK Critical Care Research Group, and is Vice-chair for PPI/Nursing representative for the NIHR National Specialty Group for Critical Care. Along with Sarah Quinton, she represents NOrF on the UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance and is Associate Editor of European Journal of Cancer Care. She is a member of the NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship review panel and various other review panels.

Her studies and research interests include: end-of-life care in critically ill cancer patients; end-of-life care in critical care outreach, supportive care in cancer, user involvement in research, critical care outreach; cancer critical care, and critical care follow-up.

Natalie was elected as Vice-Chair of NOrF at the 2017 AGM.


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