Chief Nursing Officer & Deputy Chief Executive
Brigid has nearly 20 years’ experience in Director of Nursing and Quality roles, including several years at NHS England North Midlands. She brings extensive knowledge of the NHS from the frontline services to senior and strategic level.
Her insight and experience of working in these roles across Derby, Walsall, Luton and Dunstable hospitals, and Shropshire and Staffordshire Local Area Team make her an incredibly well qualified leader for Derbyshire in her role as Chief Nursing Officer.
Her role is to assure the ICB on its statutory duties with regards to the quality and safety of the services it commissions.
The Chief Nursing Officer shall be the Executive Director of Quality for the ICB and through a range of responsibilities will support decisions made by the ICB as a whole and will help ensure that:
- The interests of patients and the community remain at the heart of discussions and decisions;
- The ICB, the broader NHS & the ICP collaboratively act in the best interests of their local population at all times;
- The ICBs commission the highest quality services and best possible outcomes for their patients within their resource allocation and ensure
- Good governance remains central at all times.
Brigid’s role is to assure the ICB on its statutory duties with regards to the quality and safety of the services it commissions and be the lead executive that supports the work of the ICB’s Quality & Performance committee and its chair, with significant joint working with the ICB Executive Director of Strategy & Planning who has executive responsibility for ICB level strategic NHS performance. Brigid will work alongside and in partnership with nursing and quality leaders in constituent organisations across the system. Brigid is also the ICB’s Deputy Chief Executive.