Ruth Harrison

IMPACT Case Manager

I have a solid background in healthcare, with strong emphasis in working with and prioritising people who have a variety of backgrounds and stories to tell. The innovations and strategies that I have led with colleagues across various systems won the 2019 national learning disability and autism awards, the 2018 HSJ enhancing care award, and finalists in the patient safety awards 2019 and the nursing times 2019 awards for national work undertaken around soft signs of deterioration and sepsis awareness. I also have publications in the Nursing Standard Journal, the Emergency Services magazine, and the British Midwifery Journal and have written a chapter on pregnancy for parents with a learning disability for a local University. For this area of the support I offered, I was also nominated by patients for a Queens Nurse award after supporting many through court processors. This work has been shared and supported by NHS England’s maternity and sepsis networks.

I was very proud to attend the houses of Commons for the centenary of Learning Disability Nursing, where I was awarded the CNO pin by Chief Nurse of England Ruth May, but more importantly where I got the best monumentous hug from a very special little lady, after I was able to share a personal reason as to why I chose the best carer in nursing – that of being an RNLD.

I am delighted to be apart of your journey.