Assistant Director of Nursing, Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Martine qualified as a registered general nurse in 1986, her career has included roles in both acute and primary care, and in education. Martine has extensive experience of leadership and management within health services at strategic, operational and clinical levels. She has significant board experience over a number of years as an executive director of nursing and as a trustee. Since 2012 she has been a trustee of Arts and Health South West.
In September 2016 Martine was appointed as assistant Director of nursing with lead for patient experience for Aneurin Bevan Health Board. Martine is a Schwartz round facilitator, with monthly rounds held in the hospital.
Director, Shine Cancer Support and patient advocate
Ceinwen has worked for a large number of international charities and agencies including the United Nations, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Diagnosed with Stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2010, six weeks after the birth of her daughter, she became very active in the UK’s cancer support sector. She is a Director at Shine Cancer Support, a charity which supports adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s affected by cancer.
In 2012, she was awarded a Clore Social Leadership Fellowship, which is given to ambitious and influential individuals pioneering social change in the UK and internationally. In 2013, she was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship to research innovative forms of support for younger adults with cancer.
Ceinwen is a member of the BMJ’s Patient Partnership panel and a lay member of the NIHR’s Research for Patient Benefit programme. She also sits on the King’s Fund General Advisory Committee.
I see the HOPE network as a very important contribution to making the NHS better for patients. The reason for The Point of Care Foundation’s involvement in the network is that we believe it a vehicle for strengthening the leadership for patient experience across the NHS. If we can support the people who lead this this important work in their roles, to put them in touch with each other and with best practice here and abroad, then we are making a contribution.
I really enjoy the network meetings – they keep me in touch with what is really happening on the ground and I always learn something new.