Saffron is our director of policy and strategy, is a member of the senior management team, and sits on our board.

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
020 7304 6808

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blog
03 Jun 2019

Interim plan could never be a magic fix for the severe workforce challenges we face

Saffron Cordery comments on the interim NHS people plan, welcoming its ambitions to address the workforce challenge.

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News
28 May 2019

Transfer of ownership welcome but wider reform needed on NHS capital funding

Saffron Cordery responds to new government guidelines which will allow trusts to apply to transfer the ownership of properties on their estates.

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21 May 2019

Health and care system needs to work together to reduce the use of restrictive practices

Saffron Cordery responds to the CQC's interim report of its review into restrictive practices and segregation for people with a mental health problem.

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