Associate Professor, Dr Nichola Ashby, RGN, ENB100, 219, 998, BSc (hons), MSc, PGCHE is the Professional Lead for Learning and Development for the Royal College of Nursing. She works across all four countries of the UK, influencing education, learning and development policy for all aspects of nursing. Following a clinical career within Critical, Acute and Trauma Care she now works closely within the RCN group leading education resource and innovation development. She works collaboratively with other Royal Colleges across the UK, and health care agencies to represent nurses on the development of guidelines and policies. She greatly values her role as a an education leader within nursing and representative for nurses throughout the United Kingdom.