Bury/Rochdale Care Organisation


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Steve Taylor - Chief Officer for Bury & Rochdale Care Organisation and One Rochdale Health and Care

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.


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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 andRochdale borough. In her new role she will be able to develop strong links between the Rochdale Infirmary andFairfield General Hospital sites and develop further the community services offered for Bury andHMR residents.


Jacqui Burrow

Jacqui Burrow - Interim Director of Nursing

Jacqui began her nursing career at Manchester Royal Infirmary training as an RGN and then working within the Accident and Emergency Department. Staying in Accident and Emergency Services Jacqui moved to South Manchester working as both a sister and staff nurse within the units at both Wythenshawe and Withington Hospitals.

In 2000 Jacqui embarked on a different nursing career and trained as a Health Visitor with Warrington Community Health Care Trust. Upon qualifying she worked in Blackburn, Burnley and various other parts of East Lancashire. Moving through the leadership structure within Community Services Jacqui has managed a variety of different areas including, Universal Childrens Health Services and Psychology Services

A particular area of interest for Jacqui has been the development of new models of working both within nursing and partner agencies. Following moving to Salford Royal Hospital as Divisional Director of Nursing for Integrated Care in 2014 she has been able to develop new models of care and contribute to the transformation of health and care services in Salford. As a result she is committed to the integration of community and acute services and believes nursing is best placed to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of integrated care models.

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.

Kath Wynne Jones

Kathy Wynne-Jones - Chief Officer, Bury Local Care Organisation

Kath is the Chief Officer of Bury LCO. She leads the development and implementation of strategy, systems and processes, to ensure the effective delivery of care, through the LCO arrangements. Kath has extensive commissioning experience, complemented by a breadth of operational management, gained in a variety of provider settings. She is experienced in the development and implementation of healthcare strategy, through systems and people. Kath has a particular interest in Integrated Care systems, which has been the subject of a fellowship she undertook with AQUA.

Kath is passionate about living your life with purpose and authenticity and is in equal measures concerned about the sustainability of public services, with the financial and workforce challenges currently facing the health and social care sector. As an experienced Executive Coach, Meditation Teacher, and Author, Kath is passionate about embedding a culture of resilience for the people that work within the LCO, to improve the health of the population of Bury.