As a member of society, Nurse, Health Visitor and NHS leader Elaine is passionate about ensuring the transformation of safe, quality and effective services to improve access and ensure the best possible health outcomes of the most excluded and disadvantaged people and their communities. Elaine has worked at a senior level in the NHS for over 25 years in a range of inclusion health areas at a Leeds, Yorkshire/ Humber and national level, that include Refugee, Homeless, Sexual health, Mental health, Substance Misuse, Prisons and Police Custody services.
Elaine established the Health Access Team for People Seeking Asylum and Refugees in Leeds and the Yorkshire Initial Accommodation Centre, in 2000 and led the service for 10 years working as a Specialist nurse and lead for the service. During this time Elaine also worked nationally with the Department of Health Refugee Team to ensure best possible practice.
Since October 2020 Elaine has been working as National lead Nurse for Homeless and Inclusion Health at NHSEI in the Chief Nursing Officers’ team. One of her recent priorities has been a scoping exercise examining the health, wellbeing and safeguarding needs of vulnerable migrants.