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 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.
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.