Elaine joined the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in April 2004.
Elaine has held Executive Nurse Director positions since 1996 in both specialist and large Acute Trusts. She qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1980 at Warrington District General Hospital and specialised in critical care and general medicine. She has held various clinical positions at ward level and nurse specialist.
Educated to postgraduate degree level Elaine maintains her professional /clinical development by regular clinical shifts and Executive safety shifts with frontline staff. She is a Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholar and took the opportunity to undertake a women’s leadership programme for global executives at Harvard University as well as the Executive Quality Academy at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, Boston. She has a strong track record in professional nursing and operational management.
Elaine is the Executive Lead for Nursing, Governance, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, and the Division of Salford Healthcare.
She was appointed Deputy Chief Executive at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in 2014. Elaine joined NHS St Helens CCG as Executive Nurse, Governing Body member in April 2013.