Professor Ann-Marie Cannaby

Group Chief Nurse, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust / Deputy Chief Executive Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust / Principal Clinical Consultant BT

Professor Ann-Marie Cannaby is Chief Nurse at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Interim Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and Principal Clinical Consultant BT.

Prior to this she was the Chief Nursing Officer at Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar, where she was responsible for providing professional leadership to senior managers across the Corporation’s 8,500 nursing and midwifery staff, ensuring that high standards are set, achieved and maintained.

Ann-Marie’s clinical background is grounded in caring for patients with medical conditions. She has worked within large University Hospitals in the UK and has held a variety of clinical research and managerial roles including the post of Chief Nurse and Chief Operating Officer at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS trust.

Ann-Marie is passionate about nursing care and has keen interests in both the nursing and operational/business functions of a hospital to provide the best care for patients. Ann-Marie has maintained an international nursing perspective, and has been involved in nursing and quality projects in Holland, Malawi, Australia and New Zealand.

Ann-Marie is actively involved in research and education and holds a first degree, a Masters degree and a PhD. Her main research interest focuses around the quality and governance of nursing workforce/services, improvement methods and the education of patients.