Salford Care Organisation
Dr Peter Turkington - Chief Officer/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 took up the post of Chief Officer in June 2019 and holds this post alongside his Medical Director duties.
Katie Foster-Greenwood - Managing Director
Katie has worked in both managerial and clinical levels within the NHS and private sector for the past 23 years and re-joined The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in February 2013, having previously starting her career there in 1996.
Throughout her career Katie has worked in acute, commissioning and private healthcare settings and latterly commenced in the divisional managing director post within the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) Integrated Care Division in April 2017. She has an operational management background in ED, medicine, surgery and community services and started her career as an emergency department nurse at North Manchester General Hospital.
Katie has led a number of key transformation initiatives within the HMR locality which were shortlisted for HSJ awards and is passionate about patient care and the links between health, social care and the wider social value offer we can provide to our local populations.
She lives locally with her husband and two children.
Tyrone Roberts - Interim 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.
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.
Cath Gormally - Director of Adult Social Care
Cath is a qualified and registered social worker who joined Salford Integrated Care Organisation in January 2019. Cath is originally from Wigan and after a number of years working in a variety of social care roles, completed her social work training in Bradford in 1994. She has a wealth of operational and strategic experience of working in integrated mental health services, across the NHS and social care in Bradford, Manchester and London.
Cath is passionate about social work and adult social care and the contribution the profession and social care workers make in helping people, families and local communities to live fulfilled and independent lives.
Cath is committed to high standards in social work and social care and to working closely in partnership with other professionals, people who use services, carers and the voluntary and community sector.
Dr Tara Kearney - Director of Integration
Tara qualified from University College Hospital and Middlesex Medical School (University of London) in 1992, having completed an intercalated BSc in Pharmacology. She continued her training in London, undertaking her Specialist training in Diabetes and Endocrinology in the North West Thames area. She completed her MD thesis examining the role of Growth Hormone on Lipid metabolism at St. Marys Hospital, Imperial College Hospital.
Tara’s first consultant post was at Royal Oldham Hospital from 2002-2005, but she then moved to SRFT to lead the endocrine unit. She specialises in neuroendocrinology and supports the pituitary surgical services and also the endocrine surgical services, providing regional care to patients with complex endocrinology. Under her guidance, the endocrine team has expanded to include nine consultants, three registrars and two endocrine nurses, covering a wide range of endocrine related services. She leads the pan-Manchester Pituitary MDT and co-chairs the adrenal MDT.
Research has remained a passion throughout her time as a consultant and Tara now co-leads a large team of research nurses, clinical fellows and research recruitment officers, working on a wide portfolio of research projects. She continues her role as Deputy National Lead and Greater Manchester Lead for the Clinical Research network, aimed primarily at forming research networks to reliably recruit to time and target.