Clare.jpgClare Parker - Executive Director of Nursing, Healthcare Professionals and Quality Governance, and Deputy Chief Executive (joint)

Clare joined us as our Executive Director of Nursing, Healthcare Professionals and Quality Governance in May 2018. She was appointed joint Deputy Chief Executive in August 2020.

Clare is a learning disability nurse by background.  She spent most of her early career working within learning disability and mental health services, specifically with people who have challenging behaviour, complex and forensic needs.

She gained her Masters in Management from Manchester University and then moved into management, quality and nursing roles. Clare has worked for provider organisations, commissioning organisations and a local authority.

Clare has achieved the Nye Bevan Award for Executive Healthcare Leadership, from the NHS Leadership Academy.

Outside of work, Clare is married and has two children and two  step-children. She loves walking and has walked up all of the wainwrights in the Lake District!

You can follow Clare on Twitter @clareparkernhs