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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Briefing
14 Oct 2021

Tackling health inequalities

This briefing highlights the leading role trusts can play in creating lasting change in how inequalities in care are understood and dealt with across the NHS.

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Blog
10 Oct 2021

Mental health in an unequal world: we need a fresh sense of urgency in tackling the mental health care backlog

On World Mental Health day, Saffron Cordery discusses the urgent need to tackle the mental health care backlog and what mental health services need from the upcoming comprehensive spending review.

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Blog
02 Oct 2021

Divisive and distorted claims about GP access undermine the NHS

Saffron Cordery and Martin Marshall discuss the divisive debate on access to NHS services from the perspective of trusts and general practice.

Blog
30 Sep 2021

Tackling health inequalities must be a fundamental priority for the NHS

Saffron Cordery discusses why it's time for the NHS and the government to make good on the commitment to tackling health inequalities.

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Blog
23 Sep 2021

The case for capital funding

Saffron Cordery discusses ahead of the government's comprehensive spending review the need for the NHS estate to get the right funding to ensure it is fit for the 21st century.

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Blog
10 Sep 2021

New NHS funding is welcome but we aren’t out of the woods just yet

Saffron Cordery and Matthew Taylor respond to the latest NHS funding settlement.

Blog
31 Aug 2021

The long-term need for continued government investment for mental health services

Saffron Cordery discusses the challenges facing mental health services in England and the need for the government to continue to invest in the sector's long term future.

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Blog
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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Blog
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.

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