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Monday 21 June 2021
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Salford Care Organisation Management Team

Care Organisations are responsible for delivering safe, clean and personal care to the communities they serve.

Pete Turkington

Dr Pete Turkington

Chief Officer and Medical Director

Originally from Northern Ireland, Pete completed his medical training in Yorkshire before moving to Salford Royal in 2003 to take up his Consultant Post in Respiratory Medicine.  Pete took up the post of Chief Officer in June 2019 and holds this post alongside his Medical Director duties.

His main subspecialty interests are Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Ventilatory Failure and Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV). He has set up a Sleep Clinic in Salford for patients with all forms of sleep disorder and has published several papers in peer reviewed journals on Sleep apnoea. Pete was Clinical Director of Respiratory Medicine between 2007 and 2010 and Chair of the Division of Salford Healthcare between 2010 and 2013 during which time he led the development of the Emergency Village and seven day working for acute medicine.

He has led a number of initiatives within Salford Royal including a collaborative project to improve the management of acutely unwell patients which won a BUPA foundation Award in 2009 and a HSJ Award for Quality and Productivity in 2010.

Katie Foster-Greenwood

Katie Foster-Greenwood

Managing Director

Katie has worked in both managerial and clinical levels within the NHS and private sector and this year celebrates 25 years since qualifying as a Nurse and joining the NHS.

Katie re-joined The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in February 2013, having previously starting her career there in 1996. Throughout her career Katie has worked in acute, commissioning and private healthcare settings and latterly commenced in the divisional managing director post within the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) Integrated Care Division in April 2017.

She has an operational management background in ED, medicine, surgery and community services and started her career as an emergency department nurse at North Manchester General Hospital.

Katie has led a number of key transformation initiatives within the HMR locality which were shortlisted for HSJ awards and is passionate about patient care and the links between health, social care and the wider social value offer we can provide to our local populations.

Katie is the SRO lead for the Digital Control Centre programme working alongside Hitachi.

She lives locally with her husband and two children.

Simon Featherstone

Simon Featherstone

Director of Nursing

Simon joined the Trust in August 2016. Simon started his nurse training in 1988 at Charing Cross Hospital in London before going on to nurse at Guys & St Thomas Trust where he held posts as Lead Nurse for Critical Care and Head of Nursing for Surgery. He moved from there to a role as Assistant Director of Nursing at Lewisham Hospital before moving back north in 2009 to an Assistant Director of Nursing post at Salford Royal. 

After working as Divisional Director of Nursing and Deputy Director of Nursing at Salford Royal, he gained his first Executive Nurse Director post at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust.

Simon lives in South Manchester and is married with three children.

Diane Morrison

Diane Morrison

Director of Finance

Diane joined Salford Royal in 2005 as part of the team who coordinated the foundation trust application. She joined the Salford Care Organisation on 1st April 2017 as Director of Finance having previously been the Deputy Director to the Executive Director of Finance.


Diane has been involved in a number of developments working within and outside the Trust to help deliver changes to the way care is provided including the work to establish the Salford Integrated Care Organisation; chairing

the Finance Delivery Group to oversee the financial arrangements for the reconfiguration of high risk surgery across the North West sector of Greater Manchester and being involved in the development of locality plans to support the Greater Manchester Combined Authority application.


Diane is committed to continuing professional development both personally and for the finance team. The Salford Royal teams have level 3 Finance Skills Development Accreditation (highest level) and level 2 NHS Standards of Procurement.



Tara Kearney

Dr Tara Kearney

Director of Integration 


Tara qualified from University College Hospital and Middlesex Medical School (University of London) in 1992, and completed her postgraduate training in London.

Her first consultant post was at Royal Oldham Hospital from 2002-2005, and she then moved to SRFT to lead the endocrine unit. 

She specialises in neuroendocrinology, supports the pituitary surgical services and the endocrine surgical services, providing regional care to patients with complex endocrinology. She leads the pan-Manchester Pituitary MDT and co-chairs the adrenal MDT. Research has remained a passion throughout her time as a consultant and Tara continues to be actively involved.

As a medical manager, Tara has lead her department, her division and more recently has taken the role of Director of Integration. She leads a transformation team, implementing change the acute and community services and plays a significant role as a system wide leader in the Salford locality and in Greater Manchester Local Care Organisations. 

Cath Gormally

Cath Gormally

Director of Social Care

Cath is a qualified and registered social worker who joined Salford Integrated Care Organisation in January 2019. Cath is originally from Wigan and after a number of years working in a variety of social care roles, completed her social work training in Bradford in 1994. She has a wealth of operational and strategic experience of working in integrated mental health services, across the NHS and social care in Bradford, Manchester and London.

Cath is passionate about social work and adult social care and the contribution the profession and social care workers make in helping people, families and local communities to live fulfilled and independent lives.


Cath is committed to high standards in social work and social care and to working closely in partnership with other professionals, people who use services, carers and the voluntary and community sector.

Liz Warner

Liz Warner

Interim Director of HR 

Liz joined Salford Royal in 2003 and has gained a great deal of operational and strategic experience as a HR professional throughout this time. She has led on a number of major change initiatives and provides professional advice and support on employment matters.

Liz is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and graduated from Liverpool University with a BA (Hons) in English, before achieving a Masters in Human Resource Management from Manchester Metropolitan University.

She is committed to improving staff experience and ensuring the care organisation receives a high quality HR service in order to support the delivery of patient care.