Wendy Gray was appointed as Head of Nursing at NHS England South in April 2016 following her role as a national improvement leader. She has a cardiothoracic nursing background and experience of working in the NHS in a number of senior roles. 

In her current role Wendy leads on continence on behalf of the Chief Nurse and has a wide nursing portfolio including Leading Change Adding Value, Continuing Healthcare and other professional nursing leadership priorities.

Wendy is passionate about improving the fundamental aspects of care working with patients, carers and the public in the co design of services and authored the innovative Discovery Interview™ technique that is now a mainstream quality improvement tool used across the NHS.