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Karen Bonner

Karen Bonner

Chief Nurse and Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Karen is the Chief Nurse and Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

In her qualified nursing career, Karen has worked in a number of large and complex NHS organisations in London. She holds a diploma, a BSc (Hons) in Nursing and an MSc in advanced practice leadership from Kings College University. She is a graduate of the NHS Leadership Academy Senior Leaders and Nye Bevan programme for aspiring directors.

The Nursing Times highly commended Karen in 2019 for her work in diversity and inclusion. In 2022 her work with Helpforce, which seeks to bolster volunteering in health and social care, saw her recognised as a Burdett Hero by the Burdett Trust for Nursing. Karen has recently become a member of the General Advisory Council at the King’s Fund. She was recognised by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) in October 2021 and 2022 as one of the 50 most influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in health.

In a capacity as a volunteer, Karen works with Prostate Cancer UK, to educate and raise awareness of the disease. She is also a Trustee at Helpforce and a member of the Nurse Executive Council at the Beryl Institute whose work establishes a global community of practice on improving the patient experience.

Karen is passionate and privileged to be a nurse.

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