Director of Quality and Safeguarding

Prior to moving into commissioning, Paula worked for 20 years in clinical services both as an occupational therapist and as a clinical manager. She has delivered and managed health care services in all the local providers across Wirral and Cheshire and social services.

Paula is responsible for securing continuous quality improvements in care delivered by providers of community, mental health, learning disabilities and acute hospital services. The role also promotes the protection of children and adults at risk from harm.
 
Alongside this quality role she is also the lead Allied Health Professional in commissioning and promotes the involvement of therapy staff in commissioning work streams. 
 
Paula is responsible for commissioning the kind of care we would want for ourselves and holding providers to account for achieving that standard.