Sarah qualified as a nurse in Manchester in 1986 and has substantial clinical and managerial experience in acute and specialist medical nursing. Sarah became a Director of Nursing at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt NHS Trust in 2003, moving to the post of Chief Nurse at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in 2006.
Before joining the North West Ambulance Service in 2009, Sarah worked for the North West Strategic Health Authority on a national project to ensure and improve standards in nursing care, and the experience of patients in the region.
As the North West Ambulance Service’s Director of Quality and Executive Nurse, Sarah has responsibility for the Trusts Quality Strategy and compliance with all Quality Governance standards.
Sarah is a Florence Nightingale Scholar. She has studied Leading Strategic Change at Ashridge Business College (2012), and Improvement Science at the IHI in Boston, Massachusetts (2013).
The North West is a large geographic footprint, including five counties and both urban and rural health economies. As a result, Sarah has extensive experience in partnership working with a diverse range of stakeholders and communities in order to improve care for patients.