Diane Hampshire has been appointed as the nurse member of Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group’s governing body.
Ms Hampshire has previously held a number of roles involved with commissioning and is an expert on child safeguarding, as well as having over 30 years of experience in the NHS.
She qualified as a nurse at Dewsbury Hospital in 1981, working in the acute sector before qualifying as a midwife and later a health visitor.
She managed a community nursing team for a number of years while completing a master’s in Child Welfare and Law. She worked in Dewsbury and the surrounding area until 2004 when she took up a senior role in safeguarding children and adults in Leeds.
In 2012, Ms Hampshire became the director of nursing and quality for Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group leading on a number of key areas including quality, governance and risk, nursing, safeguarding, workforce and equality and diversity.
After 36 years in the NHS, Ms Hampshire retired in September 2015. Since then she has undertaken safeguarding work for the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board and is also the non-executive board nurse for Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group.
She is described by the CCG as having a keen interest in improving the quality and experience of care people receive from the NHS and care services.