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Jennifer Rodgers MBE

Chief Nurse for Paediatric and Neonatal Services (NHSGGC)

Jennifer Rodgers is Deputy Nurse Director for corporate and community services at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Gaining experience first in Scotland then Australia and New Zealand, Jennifer has had a diverse and exciting career including nursing in the Australian outback.  

Combining experience with academic learning, she completed her MSc in 2009 winning the prestigious Barber Prize. In 2012 Jennifer became the first paediatric nurse to complete the Scottish Patient Safety Fellowship, and in 2013 won the Scottish Nurse of the Year Award at the Scottish Health Awards. In 2019 Jennifer was named Scottish Woman of the Year for services to medicine and later that year received an MBE on the New Year Honours list for services to Healthcare. From 2015 Jennifer held the position of Chief Nurse at Glasgow Children’s Hospital before broadening her remit across the board in 2020.  

Always focussed on quality, Jennifer is an advocate of person-centred and family-integrated care and her original project asking children to draw or write ‘what matters to me’ posters has been a key driving force and an integral part of the Scottish Person Centred Care Collaborative and the international ‘what matters to you’ movement.  

Jennifer is passionate about improving health services and experiences of care for babies, children, young people and their families.