Christine Hancock

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Christine Hancock (born 12 Feb 1943) [1] was the General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, 1989–2001

She attended Newstead Wood School for Girls, and then began her nursing career at King's College Hospital in London. After various clinical nursing posts she became a ward sister or head nurse at the National Heart Hospital in London in a cardiac coronary care unit doing advanced research.

She undertook a degree at the London School of Economics and also qualified as a midwife and mental health nursing.[2] In 1985 she was appointed Chief Executive of Waltham Forest Health Authority in north-east London.[3]

She was elected as the 24th President of the International Council of Nurses in 2001.[4] In 2009, she established C3 Collaborating for Health, a London-based charity with a global vision of stemming the epidemic of chronic disease through prevention.[5]


  1. ^ "Birthdays", The Guardian, 12 Feb 2014: 41 
  2. ^ "Members". EURAG. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "C3 people". Collaborating for Health. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Christine Hancock Elected As New ICN President". International Council for Nurses. 2001-06-11. Retrieved 8 January 2010. [dead link]
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