Carol Love-Mecrow

Regional Head of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Education England

Carol Love-Mecrow has been a nurse for almost 35 years; starting her nurse training at the Dudley and Stourbridge School of Nursing in 1986 at the age of 18. Since qualifying she has held a number of senior nursing and educational roles and her current role is as the Regional Head of Nursing and Midwifery for the Health Education England (HEE).

All of Carol’s career has been in Dudley, a fact that she is extremely proud of and feels that this has given her insight into the needs of people in this area and the factors that affect their health requirements. In addition, it has enabled her to be instrumental in the development of healthcare professionals working in the region.

As a senior nurse from a BAME background Carol also feels that her progression as a nurse has help to inspire other BAME staff visualise what they too could achieve and has spent a lot of her time supporting and mentoring these staff to enable them to recognise and achieve their full potential.

Carol is proud to be a nurse and to have been able to work in education and be part of the development of the future nursing and midwifery workforce.