Jan Fowler is a Director of Making Families Count and former senior NHS health professional.
A nurse by background and with over 25 years working in NHS at Director level, primarily in Director of Nursing and Chief Executive roles, Jan is passionate about positive engagement with patients and families. She was the Director responsible for the NHS England project to engage effectively with families whose loved ones had been harmed whilst in the care of the NHS, which ultimately led to the creation of Making Families Count.
Jan’s clinical and senior leadership was mainly in the acute sector as Director of Nursing and Chief Executive, moving to become Chief Nurse at NHS South Central Strategic Health Authority in 2011 and to a Director of Nursing role in NHS England in 2013. This role was combined with Director of Commissioning for Health and Justice and Director lead for Mental Health Homicide Investigations for the South of England.
She was a member of the National Nursing Informatics Strategic Taskforce and chaired the Care Records System for the South of England. Jan was on the programme board for National SPfiT, was a member of the NHS Employer Policy Board, and a Registered Panellist for the Nursing Midwifery Council. She currently carries out independent reviews for NHSE/I as a Clinical Reviewer.
Jan has also chaired a charity supporting families with a child affected by rare and life limiting genetic conditions for over 11 years.