Dr Denise Chaffer is a registered nurse and midwife and currently holds the post of director of safety and learning for the NHS Resolution (formally known as NHSLA).
She holds a PhD in health care leadership, a master’s degree in management and social care, a BA (Hons) education, plus a higher education Teaching qualification.
She is a professional clinical nursing leader with many years’ of board executive experience, has been an executive director of nursing in two acute trusts, as well as a director in a PCT commissioning organisation and was previously director of nursing for North West London Area Team at NHS England as well as being lead for patient safety across the London region. She has significant experience of working at international, national and regional level within acute and community settings, nursing, midwifery, education, and on major change and reconfiguration initiatives. She published a book in 2016; ‘Effective Leadership, A Cure for the NHS ?’ which draws on the personal experiences of a range senior health care leaders.