Saffron is our deputy chief executive. She has extensive experience in policy development, influencing and communications and has worked in the healthcare sector since 2007. Before moving into healthcare, Saffron was head of public affairs at the Local Government Association, the voice of local councils in England. Her early career focused on influencing EU legislation and policy development, and she started working life in adult and community education.

She has a degree in Modern Languages from the University in Manchester and is the chair of the corporation of a 16–19 college in Hampshire. 

Contact Saffron:
saffron.cordery@nhsproviders.org

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02 Jul 2021

The new secretary of state for health and care's challenging in-tray

Saffron Cordery discusses the challenging array of tasks the new health and social care secretary Sajid Javid must tackle during his time in office.

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24 Jun 2021

Trusts are combating a daunting array of challenges

Saffron Cordery discusses the various challenges trusts are currently facing following the findings of our latest survey of trust leaders, and the steps that need to be taken to help address these.

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Blog
03 Jun 2021

Provider collaboratives can be 'engine room of transformation' in ICS

Saffron Cordery sheds light on NHS Providers' new 'Providers deliver' report and discusses how NHS trusts and their partners are successfully collaborating and learning from one another.

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Blog
26 May 2021

Children and young people will need more mental health support post-COVID

Saffron Cordery discusses the impact of the pandemic on children and young people's mental health and the challenge facing mental health trusts as demand for support continues to rise.

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Blog
17 Feb 2021

Trust leaders highlight four key tests before lockdown should be eased

Chris Hopson and Saffron Cordery discuss four key tests trust leaders say must be passed before lockdown restrictions should be eased.

Blog
19 Nov 2020

We must not lose our focus on mental health at the very moment it's needed most

Saffron Cordery discusses the importance of not losing sight of the impact of the pandemic on mental health and the increasing pressures facing mental health services.

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Blog
04 Nov 2020

An open letter from NHS Providers to all MPs ahead of today’s vote on the new coronavirus regulations

NHS Providers write an open letter to all MPs, urging them to vote in favour of the new national lockdown.

Blog
27 Oct 2020

10 quick reflections on… annual conference and exhibition 2020

Saffron Cordery gives 10 quick reflections on this year's annual conference and exhibition.

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Blog
22 Sep 2020

Sustaining the momentum on digital transformation

Saffron Cordery reflects on the learnings from the first few months of our new Digital Boards programme, and looks at what's next.

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Blog
26 Aug 2020

Making 2020s the decade we deliver real change for people with a learning disability and autism

Saffron Cordery sheds light on the difficult challenges people with a learning disability and autism face before and in the aftermath of COVID-19.

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Blog
06 Jul 2020

A new era of digital leadership in the NHS provider sector

Saffron Cordery, NHS Providers deputy chief executive, writes about the importance of digital transformation in NHS trust boards and the launch of the recent guide from the Digital Boards programme.

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News
26 Jun 2020

We must support and celebrate the leadership and contribution of LGBTQ+ staff

Saffron Cordery responds to the launch of NHS Confederation's Health and Care LGBTQ+ leaders network.

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