Tina Cookson

Lead Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

Tina is a Registered Nurse with over 34 years’ experience including 12 years in various NHS Executive Director roles (e.g. Director of Nursing and Quality; Director of Operations) within Community Trusts, Acute Hospitals and Commissioning organisations.
A CQC specialist advisor, Tina has been involved in CQC inspections since 2012.
Tina’s clinical experience includes Adult and Children’s Community Nursing, GPOOH, NHS Direct and Integrated Teams spanning Primary and Community Services.
Tina has been a Freedom to Speak up Guardian since November 2017. Her extensive clinical and management experience means she is experienced in discussing difficult and sensitive concerns with all levels of staff and all Professions.
Tina is currently working closely with the National Guardian’s Office to develop the Freedom To Speak Up role in Primary Care.


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