Heather Caudle has been appointed as the Trust’s new Chief Nurse. As well as contributing to the overall strategic direction of the Trust as a member of the Board, the Chief Nurse provides nursing and midwifery advice to the Board, provides leadership of the Trust’s nursing and midwifery workforce and leads on Quality and Patient Experience for the Trust.

Heather first joined the Trust as Associate Director of Quality in October 2011 then went on to become the Deputy Chief Nurse in October 2013 prior to being appointed as the Chief Nurse in September 2014.

Heather holds an MSc in Family & Systemic Psychotherapy as well as being a registered nurse.

With more than 20 years’ experience in health and social care, Heather has worked as a nurse, systemic psychotherapist and strategic leader in acute, mental health and supported housing sectors. She has a track record of developing and implementing transformational patient safety and quality improvement strategies across the health economies she has worked in. Heather believes in the power of conversation in a way that strengthens relationships between health professionals and patients, to deliver the highest quality of care.