Bury/Rochdale Care Organisation


Steve Taylor 240

Steve Taylor - Managing Director/Chief Officer

Steve has successfully worked at clinical and managerial levels within the NHS for over 30 years. He trained in Rochdale as a Registered General Nurse in 1987 and went on to work in A&E departments in Oxford and Manchester. He is also a trained Mental Health Nurse and has worked in a number of acute Mental Health settings in the Manchester area.

In 1998, Steve gained a Degree in Nursing and went on to obtain an MSc in Strategic Leadership in 2002. He has a long standing interest in healthcare leadership and has lectured and presented on this topic in the UK, Europe and USA. More recently, he has led on the successful integration of health, social and voluntary services within North Manchester and Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale communities and believes strongly that integrating services provides a better experience for patients and families.

Steve lives locally with his family and two dogs.


Shona McCallum 240

Dr Shona McCallum - Medical Director

Dr McCallum trained at St.Thomas Hospital in London and qualified in 1993. She worked as a junior doctor in Blackburn and trained in respiratory and general medicine around the Liverpool area. She undertook an MD at the University of Liverpool in Cystic Fibrosis. 

Her first Consultant post was in Warrington District General Hospital in 2002. Dr McCallum joined the Pennine Acute Trust in 2004 as a Respiratory Consultant at Rochdale Infirmary. Prior to her role as medical director, she was the clinical lead for Rochdale. 

Dr McCallum has undertaken a Diploma in Palliative Care at Cardiff University and is interested in the management of nonmalignant chronic disease. She also teaches advanced communication skills at the University. 

With an interest in the interface between community and hospital services she has enjoyed working with community providers to develop innovative services for the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale borough. In her new role she will be able to develop strong links between the Rochdale Infirmary and Fairfield General Hospital sites and develop further the community services offered for Bury and HMR residents.

Tyrone Roberts 240

Tyrone Roberts - Director of Nursing

Tyrone Roberts trained in the West Midlands before taking up his first staff nurse post in vascular surgery. He completed his MSc during this time and researched various wound dressings.

Over the years, Tyrone has held various positions across surgery, medicine, women and children’s and community. Committed to improving the environment for staff and patients, Tyrone has led several investments in staffing levels and has undertaken work for NHSI on supporting reviews of nurse staffing. A keen advocate of visible leadership and of staff engagement, Tyrone is a qualified ‘coach’ and also champions the use of measurement for improvement and has led various patient safety developments.

After leaving the Midlands, Tyrone worked in the Wirral until moving to Derbyshire for his most recent post as Deputy Chief Nurse at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. Tyrone is married with three children, enjoys the outdoors and lives in a small village in Derbyshire.

Tyrone joined the Trust in November 2016.

Craig Carter

Craig Carter - Director of Finance

Craig joins the Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation as Director of Finance from Chorley, South Ribble and Greater Preston CCG where he held the post of Deputy Chief Finance Officer. He joined the NHS as a National Finance Management Trainee in 2003 and has over 14 years of experience working in senior finance roles within various large acute trusts in the north west including Central Manchester University Hospitals FT, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen FT , Aintree FT and Pennine Acute NHS Trust.

Craig is passionate about finance staff development and has chaired the Lancashire Finance, Skills and Development steering group assisting the CCG he comes from to improve from level 1 to a level 2 accreditation status.