Dave Dawes

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Entreprenurses CIC
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Nurse, social entrepreneur, web designer
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Dave Dawes is a nurse and is the founder and CEO of Entreprenurses CIC and was the co-founder and Co-Director of the European Nursing Leadership Foundation. He is also a Director of SELNET and Community Health Action Partnerships which are social enterprises in the Northwest and is on the steering group of the Social Enterprise Coalition’s Health and Social Care Forum.

Prior to this he worked at the Department of Health and before that was one of the youngest Chief Executives in the NHS managing a £92 million budget. He has held a number of management posts in Health Authorities, Primary Care and Hospital Trusts and has been on the board of many third sector organisations including some national charities. He has a Masters Degree in Healthcare Management and Diplomas in Nursing, Healthcare Management and Health Economics. At the NHS Leadership Centre, he was the Primary Care Nursing Lead and has developed and supported nurse leadership at Board and Executive level in Primary Care Trusts.

He is an experienced web developer, web designer, podcaster and blogger and jointly led the e-learning programme which won the Institute of IT Training Award for e-learning project of the year in 2003. He has built a number of websites for NHS and commercial organisations and his Busynurse podcast was the most downloaded nursing podcast on iTunes. He has also been active in the Royal College of Nursing since 1990 and established the Nurses in Executive and Strategic Roles forum.

He lives in Buxton with his wife Linda, his son Ben and a manic fluffy puppy.