Janice Algar, Bexley Adult

I'm a Staff Governor representing staff members in Bexley Care. I've been a Governor since 2020.

About me

I'm a Registered Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD), BSc, MSc, Queen’s Nurse.

I've fulfilled a wide range of roles including:

  • Clinical and Quality Lead – Bexley Care (Oct 2019 - )
  • Associate Director of Nursing for workforce – Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London (June 2018 – October 2019)
  • Lead Nurse for practice improvement – Oxleas NHS FT (January 2015 – June 2018)
  • Nurse Specialist – Mental health in learning disabilities Oxleas NHS FT ( June 2014- June 2015)
  • Community Learning Disability Nurse Oxleas NHS FT (January 2007 – June 2014)
  • Senior Nurse – Nash College of FE, Shaftesbury Society Oxleas NHS FT (January 1999 – December 2006)
  • Moving and Handling advisor – Bexley Council (2203 – 2003)

Why I became a Governor

I have now been a qualified nurse for 22 years, with my variety of experience and knowledge base I feel that I have the right skills and experience to be able to fulfil the role of a Governor.

Personally, I want to understand further the role of the Council of Governors, and I will be able to represent the interests of the staff for Bexley Care.

During my career I have always developed good working relationships with professionals/outside agencies/teams and have a good understanding of their roles and ensured that the patient care was central to all decisions made.

In my current role, one of my strengths is that I have developed effective working relationships with key professionals across the services. This partnership working is essential for embedding changes and good practice. I feel that this is the best thing about being a Governor, in that I will be able to influence good practice, ensuring that staff and patients are kept at the heart of what Oxleas strives towards.

My interests and hobbies

I'm an active member of St Paulinus Church and a member of the choir.

I'm the Safeguarding Adults lead for St Paulinus Church.

I attend the SLGR Running Club - twice a week.

I have caring responsibility for my elderly mother in law who lives with my family.

Contact me

You can contact me by:

  • emailing oxl-tr.staffgovernors@nhs.net
  • or you can call the Trust Secretary's office on 01322 625752 - they will pass a message on to me.
  • you can also write to me c/o the Trust Secretary's Office, Pinewood House, Pinewood Place, Dartford DA2 7WG.