Lesley qualified as a Registered Nurse (RN) in 1979 and Registered Midwife (RM) in 1980. She became a Director of Nursing in 1998 and undertook a secondment to the Department of Health (DH) leading on nursing recruitment and retention. Moving to Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust as Director of Nursing in 2003 she became CEO in 2010 developing a national and internal reputation for lean in healthcare.
Lesley has held national roles as Chair of the Neonatal Nursing Association, regional lead for the National Leadership Programme, a member of the DH’s National HCAI Prevention Advisory Group 2006/9 and one of the Clinical Advisors on the NHS Constitution. Lesley now works in consultancy and coaching support and is the Lay Member / Registered Nurse for NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group.