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Nurse, midwife, civil servant: A personal perspective

Wednesday 9 November 2016, 6.15PM to 8.00pm

Speaker(s): Dr David Foster, nurse, midwife, charity trustee and retired civil servant

In this lecture David Foster will reflect on his career as a nurse, midwife and most recently a civil servant. He will give insights into his career choices and career destination. This will include particular scrutiny of his time at the Department of Health in a national role as a government advisor working with a range of ministers, policy teams and stakeholders. He will also explore how nursing and midwifery policy is made at the centre of Whitehall.

David Foster PhD, MSc, RN, RM, FCIPD - nurse, midwife, charity trustee and retired civil servant (formerly Deputy Chief Nursing Officer and Head of the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Policy Unit at the Department of Health).

Refreshments will be served before the event from 5.30pm. To book a place please visit

Location: ARRC auditorium, Alcuin Research Resource Centre, Alcuin College

Admission: Free but admittance by ticket only.