Cathy Woffendin

Role: Director of Nursing, Professions and Quality

What I do:

I lead on the professional development and standards of staff within the Trust which covers Nursing, Allied Health Professionals and Psychology.  My particular focus is to ensure that quality is of a high standard across the organisation and I work closely with Dr Chris Hosker our Medical Director, to oversee the current quality and delivery of our services and shape these to best meet future needs.

How I contribute to improving the experience of service users and carers

I contribute to improving the experience of service users and carers in many ways but in particular by leading a team which works directly with service users to gather and share their insight and feedback about their experience whilst in our care. This feedback is a vital tool for us as it shows us where we’re getting things right and where there is still work to be done to improve our services.

My Experience:

I’m a qualified nurse and have worked in a variety of organisations in the NHS and private sector for over 30 years. I did some further training and gained a degree in Public Health Nursing and then worked as a health visitor developing a child health and safeguarding specialism. I moved into management in 2005 and have undertaken further study at Master’s level in Management and leadership. I have worked in a mental health and learning disability setting for the last eight years and was appointed as our Director of Nursing, Quality and Professions on 1 March 2018.

Get in touch

You can contact Cathy on 01138555914 or email her at cathy.woffendin@nhs.net