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Clinical Influencer

Chiquita Cusens, National Nursing Lead for Primary & Community Care

Chiquita Cusens is the National Nursing Lead for Primary & Community Care working with the Strategic Programme for Primary Care. She has extensive clinical and operational experience within community health and social care, identifying new ways of working, developing and transforming services.   Chiquita is passionate about the role Nurses have in leading and enabling care for individuals to stay at or close to home, at both an individual, neighbourhood and system level. Chiquita has a special interest in end of life care, previously leading and supporting community services to achieve outstanding (CQC) for end of life care. Chiquita’s role provides strategic nurse leadership and expertise to the programme as well as to other organisations and programmes of work in Wales as well supporting learning and implementation of recommendations  from the DN Neighbourhood evaluation e.g. e scheduling.