Helen qualified as a general nurse in 1980 and has worked in both community and secondary care settings within the NHS for more than 35 years. She retired from her role as executive Nurse at Blackpool CCG in March 2017. She has a range of nursing and management experience covering acute provision, project management, complaints management and NHS commissioning. Helen has held a number of senior roles including director of adult community services and director and nursing and quality. Her focus remains on quality, safety, engagement and safeguarding.