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Clare Parker - Executive Director of Nursing, Healthcare Professionals and Quality Governance

Clare is the Trust's Executive Director of Nursing, Healthcare Professionals and Quality Governance.  She joined the Trust in May 2018.

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's previous role was Executive Director of Quality and Nursing for Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust which is a mental health, learning disability and community trust.

She 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 aged 17 and 19, and two older step-children. She loves walking and has walked up all of the wainwrights in the Lake District!

You can follow Clare on Twitter @clareparkernhs

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