LC Picture.jpgLizzie Cunningham - Clinical Facilitator – The Productive Ward


Lizzie commenced her career undertaking her nurse training at Poole in Dorset. From here she moved on to Weymouth, where she was first introduced to Intensive Care nursing and achieved her first sister’s position two years after qualifying.

She continued her career in the East of England where she undertook specialised training in Critical Care Nursing and consolidated her newfound knowledge by helping to commission a new Intensive Care / Coronary Care Unit in a new hospital. Returning to the South some years later Lizzie worked in a number of critical care settings in places such as Portsmouth, Winchester and Salisbury, before taking up a Lead Nurse role within the Intensive Care Unit in Basingstoke.

During her time as a lead nurse Lizzie led the nursing team through a major ward refurbishment, commissioning extra beds and supporting the setting up of an outreach service, amongst other things. It was after Lizzie’s role expanded to incorporate surgical services that she became involved with The Productive Ward when one of her surgical wards became a test site.

For the past 18 months Lizzie has been working with the NHS Institute as a Clinical Facilitator, supporting organisations around the country and internationally in implementing the programme.  Lizzie also works with the South Central Strategic Health authority as their lead for The Productive Ward programme, supporting trusts across the region.

kirsty marshall.pngKirsty Marshall - Clinical Facilitator – The Productive Ward


Kirsty Marshall has worked in health care for the past 14 years qualifying as an RN in 2000. She has a background in trauma/elective orthopaedics and District Nursing.

She studied her first degree in Advanced Nursing Practice in 2002 and completed her masters in Specialist Practitioner – District Nursing in 2008, exploring the capacity to attain leadership within District Nursing Services.

In 2008 Kirsty joined the Clinical Governance Department of Ealing PCT as a Clinical Practice Development Manager, leading on a number of projects which focus on enhancing and developing clinical practice in all clinical areas. Since May 2008 she has been The Productive Ward Facilitator, working and Project lead the progamme.

Kirsty began a secondment to the NHS Institute in January 2009 as a clinical facilitator for The Productive Ward.

christine.wike.JPGChris Wike - Clinical Facilitator – The Productive Ward


Chris has worked as a nurse in the NHS for 27 years.  She has worked in medical directorate, specialising in Acute Respiratory and Diabetes care at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust and since August 2004, in Barnsley Hospital NHS Trust.

At Barnsley she was a Lead Nurse when the Trust was one of the original test sites for The Productive Ward programme in 2006. She was manager for the test ward and was directly involved in developing and testing the concepts for the modules in her ward area.

Chris joined the NHS Institute in June 2008 as a Clinical Facilitator for The Productive Ward programme. As a facilitator her role is to advise and support ward teams in implementing the programme, delivering and supporting training.