Chief nursing officer, Mid-Essex, Southend and Basildon Hospitals
Diane Sarkar was previously director of nursing for Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for six years.
Her experience spans the NHS and private healthcare with a focus on developing and improving the quality of care for patients.
Diane has worked in large acute hospitals working in operational and corporate management positions.
She has been instrumental in the creation and development of new corporate clinical governance structures and organisational culture change and is executive lead for regulation and compliance.
She has played a pivotal role in turning an organisation from special measures to a “good” rating with the Care Quality Commission.
She is passionate about improving clinical care and the patient experience by developing and empowering staff to lead from the front.