Nicola Ennis

Role within the CYP Alliance

I am the Programme Lead for the CYP Alliance team. I’m responsible for leading the CYP Alliance core team and the delivery of the NHS England CYP Transformation programme. I know we can only achieve this if we work in partnership. My main objective is to work collaboratively across our system. I support the development of a system strategic approach to ensuring children and young people have equitable access to the services that best support their needs and enable them to achieve their ambitions in life.

Why does it matter?

If we don’t invest in a meaningful way in our children and young people, we will never reduce the inequalities and create equity. Children, young people and families have been telling us what matters to them over many years, and we need to listen and create positive change.

My impact

My working life highlights have been when I was employed by Turning Point Scotland working in a women’s diversion from prosecution project and for 7 years when I worked as a nurse supporting care experienced young people to care for their health and social care needs.

Something a bit different…

I love being outdoors, in the middle of nowhere, running or swimming. I can disappear into a book for hours and if I am not reading, I am knitting or creating something.