Paulette Lewis MBE
Management / Leadership Consultant
Former President of Nurses Association Jamaica (UK)
Paulette is a highly experienced Leader and Director, who is well established by the work that she has under taken professionally and voluntarily.
Paulette was born in Portland Jamaica attended Happy Grove Grammar school.
Then migrated to England in 1977 to train as a nurse.
In doing so went on to work as a Management / Leadership Consultant, In Health and Social care across Acute and Community Services, and became one of the 3% BME Executive directors of nursing in 2005.
Her Professional career has spanned over three decades, throughout this time she has operated at senior level in the NHS, in a variety of healthcare settings.
Paulette has vast experience in Nursing, Midwifery, Children Services, Leadership and Management.
Paulette has worked in many Senior Executive post in the NHS, in capacity of General Manager, and Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery.
She also worked as Director of Pan London Maternity Services to review the capacity and demand of Maternity Services across London.
Paulette has now been appointed as Non-Executive Director for a Clinical Commission Group.
These roles gave her the opportunity to contribute to the wider health and social care strategic agenda, providing Professional Leadership, influencing service development and improving the quality of care for Service users.
Paulette’s hard work resulted in her Unit achieving the accolade of the “Silver Award for Excellence in the NHS” in 2000 further recognition of the special contribution to healthcare ensued and the unit received a commendation in the Health and Social Care Awards in 2002 which was presented by the Secretary of Health at that time, in the presence of HRH the Prince of Wales.
Due to Paulette’s Charity and Leadership work, she was recognised by being given the Social and Humanitarian Award from the European Federation of Black women Owner’s and Professional in 2002.
Paulette was also awarded a MBE from the Queen’s Birthday Honour List in June 2014 for her work and Contribution to Nursing and Charity work.
Paulette’s Passion and drive stems innate belief acquired as a young child. Her work and contribution in Jamaica was acknowledged by an awarded received by the Jamaican prime Minister.
Paulette has spent a great deal of her time supporting, mentoring and coaching staff and managers within the NHS and other organisations. She also spends vast amount of her time supporting a number of community based projects locally, nationally and internationally.
She has a can do attitude, very motivated and an inspirational leader.
Paulette is a member of the Chief Nurse Officer BME Strategic Committee which advise and influence policies relating to BME Issues also sitting on the NMC board to represent Black, Minority ethnic views.
Paulette is the former President of the Jamaica Nursing Association (UK) for over fourteen years, a charity supporting organisations and individuals who are marginalised or in difficulty in areas of education, health and social care. One of the great achievements is leaving a legacy behind of achieving 40 years
celebrating the Jamaica Nursing Association (UK) by collaborating with a team of NAJ members to compile a book titled ‘40 years of service’.
She has also worked in Africa supporting the improvement in maternal and infant Mortality rates in Chad.
She is also Trustees of Voluntary Organisations and a School Governor for over 10 years.
Paulette Lewis – Midwifery Sister 1985