Oxford Health Alliance Executive to Share Global Experiences


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Posted: 6/25/2008

Christine Hancock, Director of the Oxford Health Alliance (OHA) in the United Kingdom, will present Global Experiences of a Nurse Leader at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) on Wednesday, July 2, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in rooms 9 & 10.

Hancock, former President of the International Council of Nurses and former chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, has extensive experience in management of acute care hospitals, community clinics, and international agencies.  Her current position at the OHA focuses on developing a partnership between Oxford University and the private sector to combat the global epidemic of chronic disease, focusing on the three risk factors of tobacco, poor diet, and lack of exercise which cause the four chronic diseases of cardiovascular, diabetes, respiratory, and many cancers.

A graduate of Kings College Hospital in London, Hancock has held various hospital, community, and mental health nursing positions, including Ward Sister in London’s National Heart Hospital and Director of Nursing at several of London’s largest hospitals. From 1989 to 2001 Hancock was General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, the UK’s professional association for nurses which has over 350,000 members. She recently completed a four year term as the President of the International Council of Nurses during which she was involved in policy making through WHO and other UN bodies, leading her to visit 50 countries and review health care systems worldwide.