Steph was born and has spent most of her working life in Yorkshire. She trained as a nurse in Calderdale and has worked within the NHS for the last 31 years. As well as being a Registered nurse for adults, she also holds qualifications in children’s nursing, district nursing and advanced practice as well as being a non-medical prescriber.
She is currently the Acting Director of Nursing and Quality for Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, as well as performing the same role for the Leeds GP Confederation. In addition she is currently leading on the national district nurse apprenticeship standard and is the Chair of the Trailblazer group for this work. She has held a number of senior leadership posts within nursing across provider and commissioning organisations.
She is passionate about ensuring high quality care for patients and also for carers. She is also a Trustee of the charity Carers Resource. Steph is married with two grown up children and enjoys spending time with her family, walking and travelling when she gets the chance.