Clare Russell 

Clare is Head of Transformation at St Gemma’s University Hospice in Leeds, West Yorkshire where she has strategic leadership to drive the development of St Gemma’s future clinical strategy, to enable innovation and service improvement and to manage the challenge of complex change.
Clare Russell

Clare is also strategically leading the ‘Transfer of Care’ agenda for the Leeds Managed Clinical Network. This involves collaboratively engaging and innovating with senior colleagues within Leeds to improve the systems when transferring patients from hospital to hospice. 

Clare began her nursing career in 1991 and worked in various roles within the acute setting, where she developed a real interest in neurology, and then moved into the community setting. In 1998, she returned to university to achieve a Community Specialist Practitioner District Nursing degree. This led to a varied career of clinical caseload management and senior operational roles, including having the opportunity to work in the prison healthcare setting within Bradford and Leeds. These experiences developed her passion for palliative and end of life care. In 2014, she  moved into the hospice sector as Head of Clinical Services for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice and this year moved to St Gemma’s University Teaching Hospice.

Clare has a real passion for engagement, partnership working, pushing the boundaries and the delivery of high quality services.


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