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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Blog
15 Mar 2022

Reflections on two years of Digital Boards

Saffron Cordery shares her reflections on two years of NHS Providers' Digital Boards programme in partnership with Public Digital and supported by HEE and NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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Blog
14 Mar 2022

NHS trusts working incredibly hard to bear down on backlogs

Saffron Cordery discusses how trusts, and their staff, are bearing down on waiting lists which have grown during the pandemic.

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Blog
01 Nov 2021

A huge task ahead for the NHS

Saffron Cordery and Matthew Taylor discuss what recent funding announcements mean for the NHS and why expectations need to be managed.

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
16 Sep 2021

Understanding the continuing challenges

Saffron Cordery discusses the current challenges facing the NHS workforce and highlights the six distinctive pressures trusts are having to manage ahead of what is set to be a difficult winter.

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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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