Michelle Cumming

Meet Michelle Cumming, Operational Lead for Child and Family Services at FNHC.

Michelle is a registered nurse and health visitor and has been in the profession for 26 years. She developed a passion for nursing at the Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing, Birmingham, honing her skills at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and qualifying as a nurse in 1989.

Michelle moved to Jersey in the early 90s to broaden her general practice experience and work in various wards at Jersey General Hospital. She was drawn towards a role in Public Health Nursing as it allowed her to focus on illness prevention and the promotion and protection of health, in its broadest sense.

Michelle relishes working with children and their families in the home environment as it allows her to utilise her skills of partnership and supporting the local community. Michelle’s passion for community nursing led her to achieve qualification as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, leading to a role as Health Visitor at FNHC, in 2005. In 2012 Michelle became Operational Lead for Child and Family Services.

As Operation Lead, Michelle runs the day-to-day business of a wide number of nursing disciplines, including Health Visitors, School Nurses, Community Nursery Nurses, Looked After Children’s Nurse, Paediatric Liaison Health Visitor, Community paediatric nurses and Child Accident Prevention.

“My day-to-day role provides a number of exciting challenges and opportunities. Working in this environment has provided me with an even greater respect and sense of pride in the service we deliver to our island community.”

Michelle’s role also takes her into the realm of policy and strategy, safeguarding, project management and working within multiagency partnerships. FNHC supports its staff with a robust personal professional development programme, which includes training in management theory and advanced clinical studies.