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Alyson Banks

MSc, Pg Dip, RGN


Ms. Alyson Banks is a Registered General Nurse with 30 years healthcare experience. She has a broad range of expertise across Specialist fields of Oncology and Palliative Care. She has progressed through leadership positions from Clinical Nurse Manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nursing Administration. Intermittently throughout her career she has continued to upskill to maintain her general training competency to include a qualification in Nurse Prescribing from the University of Galway.
Her current role in Senior Management at Blackrock Health in Ireland has taught her of the importance of effective collaboration within a team and maintaining a Culture of Safety. Ms. Banks has led successful Joint Commission International surveys and believes the key to success is effective preparation with a shared commitment and understanding. As the legal liaison she recognizes the importance of the concepts of Accountability and Responsibility.
Ms. Banks’ responsibilities include Quality, Risk Management, Patient Safety and Governance, Quality Measurement, Improvement and Service Development

Core Areas

  • Healthcare experience related to Nursing, Specialist Palliative Care, Senior Management Administration, Quality, Research and Education
  • Extensive experience with Accreditation, Standards, and Survey Preparedness; Patient Safety; Culture of Safety and Quality Improvement.
  • Progressive leadership positions in Hospital and Hospice settings

Professional Experience

  • Patient Safety Executive / Group Lead of Accreditation and Clinical Audit - Blackrock Health / Galway Clinic Ireland
  • Board Director, Galway Hospice Foundation, Ireland
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist, Blackrock Health Galway Clinic, Ireland
  • Chairperson, Quality and Patient Safety Committee, Private Hospitals Association (PHA)
  • Board representative, Quality and Patient Safety Committee, Galway Hospice Foundation
  • PHA Representative, National Specialty Quality Improvement Programs, Endoscopy, Histopathology, Radiology and Bronchoscopy
  • PHA Representative, National Clinical Effectiveness Committee

Professional Affiliations or Certifications

  • NMBI – Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • Blackrock Health, Ireland
  • Galway Hospice Foundation, Ireland
  • Private Hospitals Association, Ireland


  • Master of Science Degree (Palliative Care), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Clinical Practice, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland
  • Advanced Diploma in Medical Law, The Honorable Society of Kings Inns, Law Society of Ireland
  • Professional Diploma, Finance for Non-Finance Managers, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
  • Registered General Nurse, Charing Cross Hospital London, United Kingdom
  • Certification in Nurse Prescribing, University of Galway, Ireland