Chief Executive Officer/Director of Nursing
Rachel has been a qualified nurse for over 35 years. In the early part of her career she worked within many different specialties including oncology and palliative care as a specialist nurse. She was a senior nurse in head and neck, trauma and orthopaedics and oncology before becoming the Directorate Manager.
Rachel was appointed as a deputy Director of Nursing in Worcester in 1997 and went on to lead the transition of clinical services into the new Worcestershire hospital in 2002. Appointed as Director of Nursing in Worcestershire in 1999 Rachel went on to hold Director of Nursing posts in three other NHS Trusts over the next 15 years including trusts in Birmingham, Leicester and Walsall. Whilst in these posts Rachel also held the portfolios for governance, estates and facilities and workforce.
Deciding to move away from large NHS organisations and use her experience differently Rachel worked as a Quality Improvement Manager for a time within the Trust Development Authority where she supported NHS Trusts with various quality improvement initiatives.
In 2017 Rachel was given the opportunity to work in Dubai, UAE as a Director of Nursing and Governance at The American Hospital, a large private hospital in the centre of Dubai. She stayed in this post for two years gaining invaluable insight into other cultures and private healthcare provision.
Returning back to the UK in 2019 Rachel was keen to continue to work outside of the NHS, developing her own knowledge of other healthcare provision and also sharing her experience with non-NHS providers. She considers herself to have been very lucky and privileged to have been appointed as Director of Nursing for Compton Care which she commenced in September 2019. In January 2021 Rachel became the Chief Executive Officer/Director of Nursing at Compton Care.
Rachel is a passionate, driven nurse who has always worked hard to ensure great quality care is delivered and sustained. She is an advocate of health professionals and truly believes that standards of care can only be maintained through constant support and engagement with staff, developing strong well educated teams.