Sally is a health policy consultant and health services researcher, with a background in consumer research and advocacy.
Her clients include think tanks (e.g. The King’s Fund, the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation), royal colleges and NHS organisations. She also undertakes a number of activities that assess performance in the health care setting.
This include quality assurance of medical training for the General Medical Council, participating in service reviews for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and undertaking fitness to practise hearings for the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
She is a lay assessor with the National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) and also adjudicates on complaints about private health care.
She worked for a number of years as Principal Health Policy Researcher for the Consumers’ Association (now Which?). She has an MA in Health and Community Care from Durham University.
Sally was previously a member of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) and was a non-executive director of NHS Cambridgeshire and NHS Peterborough Primary Care Trust (PCT) Cluster and Chair of its Quality and Patient Safety Committee until the demise of PCTs in March 2013.