Director of Commissioning

After graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2000 with a first class honours degree in Neuroscience, Laura began her career in the NHS within primary care at North Cheshire Health Authority. Since then, Laura has had a number of senior management roles working across primary, secondary and tertiary care, most recently as Head of Collaborative Commissioning for Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust.

In her current role as Director of Commissioning, Laura has responsibility for the on-going development and review of the Clinical Commissioning Group strategy and the delivery of these strategic intentions through the annual Commissioning Delivery Plan and its constituent programmes. To achieve this aim Laura works closely with all key stakeholders including the acute Trust, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the Local Authority and GP practices. Laura is responsible for strategic oversight of the Service Level Agreement with NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, to maintain a strong contractual relationship approach to their support with the delivery of the Clinical Commissioning Group’s commissioning plan.
 
Laura has recently completed a Masters in Public Administration with the Open University. In her spare time, as well as looking after her two young children, Laura enjoys running, Zumba and going to the theatre.