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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19 May 2020

Discharges into care homes: a complex, nuanced picture

Saffron Cordery unpicks the political and media spotlight on care homes during the coronavirus pandemic and the social care crisis in place long before COVID-19.

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Blog
14 May 2020

We must have an honest debate about priorities to resume routine NHS services

Saffron Cordery discusses the long and complicated process of restarting routine care while also managing the ongoing pandemic.

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Blog
07 Apr 2020

We’re in the middle of a crisis: how’s the NHS doing?

Saffron Cordery says while the NHS front line is holding out thanks to the calm dedication and professionalism of its staff, the next fortnight is key to tackling the virus.

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Video / audio
18 Feb 2020

Podcast: Mental health past, present and future

Saffron Cordery speaks with Melanie Walker, chief executive of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, about the key opportunities and challenges for the mental health sector this year and beyond.

News
03 Feb 2020

Time for biggest NHS build since the Beatles

A new report from NHS Providers sets out the scale of the task required to rebuild and equip the NHS to make it fit for the 21st century.

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News
19 Jan 2020

Funding for key groups is welcome but won’t solve immediate staffing pressures

Saffron Cordery responds to the announcement of new annual support payments for key staff shortage groups

Blog
19 Dec 2019

Back to reality for the NHS

Saffron Cordery says while today's Queen's Speech is all about politics, it needs to be about the politics of reality and delivery for the NHS.

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Blog
11 Nov 2019

How to build a 21st century NHS

Saffron Cordery outlines the key areas set out in our manifesto on building the NHS of the future ahead of the General Election.

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News
23 Jul 2019

Proposals for prevention and public health must be backed with action and investment

Saffron Cordery responds to the publication of the prevention green paper by the Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care.

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News
23 Jul 2019

The NHS needs a speedy and meaningful response to pensions consultation

The Department of Health and Social Care launches a consultation on a 50:50 option for NHS pensions amid growing numbers of senior staff choosing to reduce or decline additional work.

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News
01 Jul 2019

We must reverse trend of paring back vital prevention and support services to address rising CAMHS demand

Saffron Cordery responds to an analysis by the Local Government Association on social services and the rise in child mental health cases.

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Blog
26 Jun 2019

Maintaining momentum to secure an NHS workforce for the future

Saffron Cordery outlines key areas she thinks the Nursing and Midwifery Council should focus its future strategy.

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