Louie Horne

Louie Horne
Deputy Associate Director of Nursing
Louie continues to blaze the trail for senior Filipino nurses in the country by being the first Filipino to join the NHS England & Improvement team as the Work Race Equality Standard Clinical Research Fellow.

Louie leads on specific pieces of research, programme and projects that are a part of joint working programmes with national and local partners.

Louie works effectively to influence change in established systems and processes to enable successful implementation of change. Her role extends to managing and actively promoting the relationships with key stakeholders, continually looking for opportunities to gain collaborative advantage across the partnership.

Since joining NHS England in January of 2022, Louie has been selected as one of this HSJ’s 50 most influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in health: Rising Stars 2022.

Prior to joining the NHSEI, Louie has been the MSK Matron lead at Ipswich hospital (part of East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) and in March 2020 took the additional role of Deputy Associate Director of Nursing (ADON) for MSK & Special Surgery at ESNEFT.

Louie completed her nursing degree with honours in the Philippines and has worked in UK as a nurse since 2000. As the MSK Senior Matron & Deputy ADON, she leads several departments such as Trauma & Orthopaedics, Spinal, Rheumatology, Chronic Pain and Osteoporosis services.

During her tenure as MSK Senior Matron and Deputy ADON, her MSK team won the 2018 ESNEFT Team of the Year Award. Due to Louie’s leadership during the Covid 19 pandemic, she won the ESNEFT Commendation Award for her exceptional contribution to Covid 19 and services to the international nursing community in Sept 2021.

Louie received the Silver Award Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) award from the CNO for England Ruth May in recognition of her major contributions to patients and the nursing profession in Oct 2021. Louie is a qualified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England).

Louie is the current chair of the Ethnic Minority Group staff network at ESNEFT called EMBRACE. She is also involved in the Trust’s international nurse recruitment since 2016 & continues to mentor international nurses in her own time.

Louie has a wide array of postgraduate qualifications and holds certificates in Human Physiology for Intensive Care Nursing, Principles and Practice of Intensive Care Nursing, Making Sense of Research and Its Relevance & Preparation for Mentorship. She completed different leadership development courses such as; Leading an Empowered Organisation, Liberated Leadership, and Mary Seacole Program and recently completed the Windsor Leadership Programme.

Louie is currently on the Florence Nightingale Emerging Leaders Scholarship programme and one of the only three Filipinos in the country who has received this prestigious grant. Outside her working life, Louie is the Learning and Development Coordinator for Filipino Nurses Association UK (FNA UK).  The association was founded in July 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide a forum for Filipino nurses in the UK to network and discuss issues of collective interest that have an effect on all Ethnic Minority nurses in UK.

The FNA UK is now a powerful voice and influence as a group of internationally recruited nurses & are contributing to a number of national strategies, which have the potential to benefit all Ethnic Minority nurses. Louie is also a member of Filipino Senior Nurses Alliance (FSNA), which is an informal alliance developed for Filipino nurses in their roles as senior leaders in the NHS across England to support achievement of objectives set out in the long term and interim people plans.