Director of nursing, quality and safety
Ann is a registered nurse with a career in the NHS spanning over 34 years. Ann trained and has lived in Sunderland all of her life. Ann has always been an advocate for improving the quality of patient care, their safety and their overall experience. She has been instrumental in developing new services and clinical pathways in many areas including haematology/oncology and palliative care throughout her career and in her role as Nurse Director for the North of England Cancer Network. During this time Ann was a founder board member of the United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society, (UKONS).
From 2009 Ann was Director of Clinical Care and Patient Safety (Executive Nurse) at the North East Ambulance Service NHS, a new role introduced to support the successful transition of the organisation to Foundation Trust status.
Ann has been Executive Director of Nursing, Quality & Safety for the CCG since 2013 and is a visiting professor at the University of Sunderland in the department of nursing and health sciences.