Michael Clift

Job title

Lead clinical practice educator for paediatrics and neonates


RN: Child

Contact details

Email address: michael.clift@nhs.net

Related services

Children's services


Michael is the lead for clinical practice education in nursing across children’s services. He has interests in patient safety, adolescent mental health and compassionate healthcare. Michael qualified as a children’s nurse from the University of Central England in 1998. He then worked at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for several years in paediatric surgery before working in children’s hospitals in New Zealand and Australia.

Michael began working in general paediatrics at the Whittington Hospital in 2004, going on to become a charge nurse, then a practice development nurse including a secondment into quality and safety.

Michael completed an MSc in nursing studies in January 2016 and is co-lead of the Royal College of Nursing's children and young people’s education and practice development community. Michael's award-winning compassion work has been published in ‘Roar behind the silence’ by Pinder and Martin and he was included on the Nursing Times inspiring leaders list for 2015 for this work.