Managing Director, Synchronicity Care Limited & Vice President, Hospital Caterers Association
Future proofing the Association
Alison has over 35 years' experience working in NHS facilities management. Alison is the Managing Director of Synchronicity Care Limited (SCL), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. SCL employs over 600 staff to provide Estates, Facilities and Procurement services. Alison's primary role is to lead the Company and its workforce to ensure the successful delivery of the Company's strategic aims and objectives.
Alison believes that it is essential to support, develop and nurture staff as they are the most significant and precious resource and the key to safer, better and more reliable care for patients, but also recognises that staff development and support needs to be backed up with clear and strong accountability and performance management arrangements at all levels. Alison is also passionate about the patient care environment and how this impacts on each patient's experience. She believes that patients benefit greatly when nursing and estates and facilities teams work closely with one another on their common agendas and recognises that it is often the little things that make the biggest differences to patients.