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.
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.
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.
Saffron Cordery and Martin Marshall discuss the divisive debate on access to NHS services from the perspective of trusts and general practice.
Saffron Cordery discusses why it's time for the NHS and the government to make good on the commitment to tackling health inequalities.
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.
Saffron Cordery and Matthew Taylor respond to the latest NHS funding settlement.
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.
Saffron Cordery discusses the challenging array of tasks the new health and social care secretary Sajid Javid must tackle during his time in office.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Hopson and Saffron Cordery discuss four key tests trust leaders say must be passed before lockdown restrictions should be eased.