Director (North), Health Education England
Laura has held three Chief Executive roles at two PCTs and Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust. NHS Manchester was the largest in the northwest and had a reputation for innovation in seeking to tackle deep seated health inequalities. Throughout her career, Laura has sort to combine a passion for health improvement with strong partnership working & visible leadership. As the national lead for Widening Participation & Talent for Care, she is determined to ensure that the workforce reflects the population it serves, and that all staff are supported to achieve their own personal ‘best’. Laura has wide NHS experience having worked at primary, community, secondary and in high secure mental health services. She worked at the DH as Head of Provider Leadership Development, specialising in provider Board and FT governor programmes.