Patricia has over 30 years’ experience working in health and social care services and has enjoyed roles across a wide range of settings, including executive Board appointments. She has a proven ability in both provision and commissioning of services, strong negotiation and influencing skills in addition to a strong working knowledge of the key challenges facing the current NHS system. In addition Patricia is skilled in identifying and managing risks within and across organisations. She is clear that the overall goal is to improve health outcomes for the local population and the Trust will be judged on that delivery.
Patricia is currently the Accountable Officer for Wigan Borough CCG but will be retiring from the post in the coming months to allow the development of a Strategic Commissioning Function which consolidates the CCG and Local Authority. She is keen to maintain her links to the NHS and to continue to make a contribution to the quality of patient services. Patricia intends to work in a supportive capacity as a Non-Executive Director at the Trust and to provide a constructive perspective as a member of the Board.