Director of Nursing
Karen Rule was appointed as Deputy Chief Nurse in October 2014.
She was appointed Director of Nursing in October 2015.
Karen possesses a wealth of experience in a variety of challenging nursing roles, predominantly in acute medicine. Karen trained as a registered nurse at Guy’s Hospital, qualifying in 1985. Before Karen arrived at Medway NHS Foundation Trust, she was the Directorate Head of Nursing for Ambulatory Care Services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
As part of this role, Karen led successful clinical and non-clinical workforce and service reconfigurations for a number of strategic developments within the directorate, including the implementation of a seven day service in sexual health.
In her current role, Karen provides professional leadership to nurses and midwives in the Trust, and works closely with the Medical Director to deliver the Trust’s Quality Strategy. This ensures the Trust provides, and will continue to provide, safe, effective and compassionate patient care.