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.
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.
NHS Providers write an open letter to all MPs, urging them to vote in favour of the new national lockdown.
Saffron Cordery gives 10 quick reflections on this year's annual conference and exhibition.
Saffron Cordery reflects on the learnings from the first few months of our new Digital Boards programme, and looks at what's next.
Saffron Cordery sheds light on the difficult challenges people with a learning disability and autism face before and in the aftermath of COVID-19.
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.
Saffron Cordery responds to the launch of NHS Confederation's Health and Care LGBTQ+ leaders network.
Saffron Cordery discusses the high number of COVID-related deaths in social care settings and highlights the need to avoid blaming NHS trusts.
Saffron Cordery unpicks the political and media spotlight on care homes during the coronavirus pandemic and the social care crisis in place long before COVID-19.
Saffron Cordery discusses the long and complicated process of restarting routine care while also managing the ongoing pandemic.
Saffron Cordery says while the NHS front line is holding out thanks to the calm dedication and professionalism of its staff, the next fortnight is key to tackling the virus.
Saffron Cordery speaks with Melanie Walker, chief executive of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, about the key opportunities and challenges for the mental health sector this year and beyond.