Saffron has been NHS Providers interim chief executive since June 2022, having been deputy chief executive since 2018. She has worked in the healthcare sector since 2007.
Saffron has extensive experience in policy development, influencing and communications. 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 of Manchester, for ten years was a board member and then chair of a 16–19 college in Hampshire and is a trustee of GambleAware, a leading charity committed to minimising gambling-related harm.
Contact Saffron: email@example.com
Saffron Cordery discusses the need for radical action and government leadership to put the NHS on a sustainable footing amid industrial action escalation.
Saffron Cordery discusses the industrial action and the impact it is having on the health service.
The full transcript for Saffron Cordery's opening speech today (15 November) at NHS Providers annual conference and exhibition 2022 in Liverpool.
Saffron Cordery discusses the need for NHS finances to be placed on a sustainable footing and why now is the time for the chancellor Jeremy Hunt to deliver on his ambition for a fully funded NHS plan.
Saffron Cordery, and NHS Confederation chief executive Matthew Taylor, explore why embracing digital technology will be fundamental in ensuring ICBs achieve their core purposes.
Saffron Cordery discusses the New Hospital Programme and says it is important government funds the work properly and lets trusts get on with it as quickly as possible.
Saffron Cordery discusses the importance of the government not allowing the NHS to fall victim to financial trade-offs ahead of the chancellor's mini-budget.
Saffron Cordery says nobody in the NHS wants people hanging on for treatment, as a newspaper poll reveals what people think should be top NHS priorities for the new prime minister.
Saffron Cordery sets out the steps we have taken since the publication of our report 'Race 2.0 Time for real change', and what you can expect from our Race Equality programme over the next few months.
Saffron Cordery surveys the scene as trusts have their say on government's New Hospital Programme.
Saffron Cordery and Daren Mochrie, the chair of Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, discuss the challenge of tackling handover delays for trusts working in systems.
Saffron Cordery discusses the key role trusts in systems will play in driving transformation, as integrated care systems become statutory bodies under the new Health and Care Act.