I joined the board in January 2018 after previously being a Trustee and President of the British Renal Society 2009-2012.

My nursing career has predominately been at Salford Royal Foundation Trust in a wide variety of roles including Lead Nurse, Matron, Assistant Director of Nursing and currently as an Associate Director in the Transaction Programme.

Before this role I spent four years on secondment to Greater Manchester’s Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN). During this period I led large scale improvement work to reduce unwarranted variation based on population heath data. These programmes predominately focused on cardiovascular disease, medicines optimisation, patient safety and capability building for improvement.  I was also elected by my peers as the Patient Safety Lead to co-chair the national Patient Safety Collaborative initiative (funded and coordinated by NHS Improvement).

My work interests include workforce planning, innovation adoption, new models of care, patient safety and the patients experience of the care they receive. I look forward to fully supporting the incredible work of Alternative Futures Group as a Trustee and as member of the Performance Committee.