Salford Care Organisation Management Team

James Sumner 240

James Sumner - Chief Officer

James joined Salford Royal in December 2016. He started his career in Primary Care and has held a number of roles in commissioning, provider and regional organisations. He brings years of experience in general operational management, Board Level Executive roles and, for the last two years, was Deputy Chief Executive at a nearby NHS Foundation Trust. 

James is the Executive Lead for the clinical divisions and will assume responsibility for the performance of the organisation.

Dr Peter Turkington 240

Dr Peter Turkington - Medical Director

Originally from Northern Ireland, Pete completed his medical training in Yorkshire before moving to Salford Royal in 2003 to take up his Consultant Post in Respiratory Medicine. 

His main subspecialty interests are Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Ventilatory Failure and Non- Invasive Ventilation (NIV). He has set up a Sleep Clinic in Salford for patients with all forms of sleep disorder and has published several papers in peer reviewed journals on Sleep Apnoea. Pete was Clinical Director of Respiratory Medicine between 2007 and 2010 and Chair of the Division of Salford Healthcare between 2010 and 2013 during which time he led the development of the Emergency Village and seven day working for acute medicine. 

He has led a number of initiatives within Salford Royal including a collaborative project to improve the management of acutely unwell patients which won a BUPA foundation Award in 2009 and a HSJ Award for Quality and Productivity in 2010.

Pete Murphy 240

Peter Murphy - Director of Nursing

Peter commenced his nursing career in 1987 and qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1991. He has 20 years’ experience within the critical care speciality. Peter joined Salford Royal in 2007, initially as a Nurse Consultant for Critical Care and following promotion as the Assistant Director of Nursing for Quality Improvement.

 He is passionate about the nursing profession and is determined that nursing should be recognised for the vital role it plays in the delivery of safe, clean and personal care. 

Peter has led a number of initiatives within Salford Royal including a collaborative project to improve the management of acutely unwell patients which won a BUPA Foundation Award in 2009 and a HSJ Award for Quality and Productivity in 2010.

Diane Morisson 240

Diane Morrison - Director of Finance

Diane joined Salford Royal in 2005 as part of the team who co-ordinated the foundation trust application. She joined the Salford Care Organisation on 1st April 2017 as Director of Finance having previously been the Deputy Director to the Executive Director of Finance.

Diane has been involved in a number of developments working within and outside the Trust to help deliver changes to the way care is provided including the work to establish the Salford Integrated Care Organisation; chairing the Finance Delivery Group to oversee the financial arrangements for the reconfiguration of high risk surgery across the North West sector of Greater Manchester and being involved in the development of locality plans to support the Greater Manchester Combined Authority application.

Diane is committed to continuing professional development both personally and for the finance team. The Salford Royal teams have level 3 Finance Skills Development Accreditation (highest level) and level 2 NHS Standards of Procurement.