Lesley joined Homerton in 2011 bringing inside knowledge and experience of healthcare regulation having worked at the Healthcare Commission assessing a range of NHS, private and voluntary organisations and also leading a national study on the use of patient information.
She has experience as a consultant working with diverse healthcare provider organisations on quality improvement. Her background includes a PhD in biomedical science, as well as health and science policy analysis at the Wellcome Trust. Lesley has worked extensively with patient and service user groups to help shape and improve health care provision and patient experience of healthcare.
Homerton provides hospital and community services to the people of Hackney, the City of London and beyond.
The Trust provides specialist care in obstetrics, neonatology, foetal medicine, fertility, laparoscopic surgery, obesity surgery, asthma and allergy treatments, HIV and neuro-rehabilitation. Homerton University Hospital has over 450 inpatient beds, an A&E department, an intensive care unit, state-of-the-art imaging and x-ray facilities, a modern sexual health treatment centre, diabetes centre and eye screening service.
The Trust provides a wide range of adult and children’s community health services across London Borough of Hackney and the City of London, with staff working out of over 75 different sites (including health centres, GP practices, Children’s Centres and other community facilities) as well as patients/clients homes. Homerton was one of the first 10 NHS Foundation Trusts in the NHS formed in 2004. Over 120,000 people attend the A&E every year and we expect 6,000 babies to be born at the hospital.