Jenny was appointed as the Executive Director of Nursing and Governance for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust in June 2014, her remit covering the Trust’s NHS 111 services, Out of Hours Services, Tiverton MIU, Patient Safety, Patient Experience, Risk, Safeguarding, Quality and Governance.
Jenny most recently held the role of Chief Nursing Officer for NEW Devon CCG, the largest CCG in the country leading patient safety and quality with a special interest in commissioning services for vulnerable groups and the role of non-medical professionals within commissioning.
Jenny was previously appointed as NHS Devon, Plymouth and Torbay Director of Nursing in June 2010, having previously been the Executive Board Nurse for NHS Devon, covering quality and patient safety. Before 2007 Jenny worked for East Devon Primary Care Trust as the Deputy Director of Nursing combined with a lead role for children’s’ services.
Jenny qualified as a nurse in 1991, initially working in acute and intensive care services within the UK before leaving to spend two years living and working in the USA. She then returned to the UK and trained as a District Nurse and Health Visitor and specialised in public health and children’s services in the community.
Jenny’s specialist areas of interest include primary and community urgent care, safeguarding and patient experience. Jenny has worked at a national level for the Department of Health, focusing on Nursing and Public Health.’