Meet the Women of Nuffield Health – Chris Finch

In the lead up to International Women’s Day (8 March), we have interviewed some of the inspirational women working at Nuffield Health to discuss the challenges women face today and the women that inspired them. Here we talk to Chris Finch.

Can you tell us about your role at Nuffield Health?

I am the Quality Lead for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) that means I provide specific and informed advice and support to the organisation on all matters relating to infection prevention and control. My role is strategic across Nuffield Health and I am indebted to the work and support of a much wider team. I aim to be an effective leader, communicator and educator for my colleagues.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

International Women’s Day 2021 is a chance to celebrate and learn from the achievements of all women, not just those in Leadership, who have kept us safe over the last 12 months and importantly are shaping the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

What do you think is the biggest challenge for women today and what has been your biggest challenge?

These are strange and unexpected times; we are all being challenged to re-shape our beliefs and priorities. My biggest challenge has been to find the courage, dedication, and determination to support my organisation and family and friends through this pandemic.

Which woman has inspired you and why?

If you want my professional hat, it was my ward sister, on my first placement as a student nurse in 1985. She was great! She was an IPC lead and on reflection instilled my early passion for IPC through her commitment, knowledge and dedication. Those women who are the essential pillars of our lives the ones that motivate and inspire me- my mother, family, friends and colleagues, each bring their own influence that has shaped me.

Last updated Friday 5 March 2021

First published on Friday 5 March 2021