Paulette Lewis is a highly experienced, well-respected, dedicated and competent Leader and Management Consultant in the areas of Midwifery, Nursing, Management, leadership and institutional strengthening.
Paulette is currently the President Caribbean Nurses & Midwives Association (UK) and was previously President of The Nurses Association Jamaica (UK) for 14 years. Paulette now works as a Non-Executive Director, Chair Croydon BME Forum and Management/Leadership Consultant across the National Health Service and social care.
Paulette has worked over the 35 years in a variety of healthcare settings, gaining wide experience across Acute and Community Services. She has held several Senior/Executive posts, Director of Midwifery and Children Services, Executive Director Nursing and Director of the Pan London Maternity Service Review.
Paulette has spent a great deal of her time supporting, mentoring and coaching staff, individuals and managers to reach their full potential. She also uses her experience to influence health and social care policies relating to Black Minority Ethnic groups (BME), as well as highlighting issues of inequalities in healthcare at local, national and international levels.
In the year 2000, Paulette received a Silver Award for excellence in healthcare. In 2002, her charitable and Leadership work was recognised by her receiving the European Social & Humanitarian award.
Paulette was awarded MBE form the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2014 for her work and contribution to Nursing and Charity work. She was also nominee for Nurse of The Year by The Jamaican Times UK Community Award, 2014.
Paulette is actively involved in charity outreach projects and has worked and led several committees and diaspora charity groups. Due to her hard work and commitment she was awarded The Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Service to Jamaica in 2018.