We have a leading acute trust chief executive on our Board of Trustees, Joe Harrison, chief executive of Milton Keynes NHS Foundation Trust. Link to Joe’s profile.
Our work in this area is led by Rory Deighton, senior programme lead, acute care, and a team of experts working across the Confederation’s policy, communications and regional teams.
Meet the team
Rory DeightonDirector, Acute Network
Alongside leading the Acute Network, Rory leads on the NHS Confederation's work on governance and regulation of the NHS.
Dr Layla McCayDirector of Policy
Layla joined the NHS Confederation in 2018 and became Director of Policy in 2021.
Daniel ReynoldsDirector of Communications and Membership Operations
A former journalist and now communications director with over 20 years’ experience of working in high-profile national organisations.
Fiona ClaridgeAssistant Director, London and the East
Fiona joined the NHS Confederation in August 2018.
Victoria BinksAssistant Director, North West and Yorkshire
Assistant Director, North East and Yorkshire
Denise VittorinoAssistant Director, West Midlands
Denise joined the NHS Confederation as regional lead for the West Midlands in January 2019, following a public health career spanning over 30 years.
Kelley IrelandAssistant Director, East Midlands and East of England
Kelley Ireland is the assistant director for the East Midlands and East of England and is part of the NHS Confederation’s regional engagement team.
Helen WolstenholmeAssistant Director, South East
Helen has built relationships with the STPs, ICSs and acute, community and primary care sector organisations in the South East since joining in 2018.