Stefano is an Internationally Educated Nurse who relocated from Italy to England in February 2014, after completing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at San Raffaele University in Milan. Following a pathway mainly focused on elective and emergency surgical departments in 2020 Stefano started a role as Matron for inpatients and outpatient departments in Women’s Health. While undertaking the matron role, Stefano developed a passion for Quality Improvement and staff development.
In 2021, Stefano was appointed as International Recruitment Lead for the South East Region in NHS England. With his passion for inclusion and staff development, Stefano created the first fellowship for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs). This programme has allowed more IENs to take part in a Regional Team for 2 working days a month, to support decision-making and personal development.
Stefano is at the final stage of a Master of Science in International Healthcare Management, and the study of leadership components have inspired him in further developing this fellowship programme.