Meet the team

Below are just a few of the people who make up our professional team at Whitgift Care. They really do make everything we achieve possible!

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Director of Care

Dolores brings with her significant experience in the healthcare sector where she has undertaken a range of management and executive roles. Having qualified as a registered nurse in 1984 and starting her career as a district nurse, Dolores was Deputy Chief Nursing Officer at London Bridge Hospital, Chief Nursing Officer at the Lister Hospital before moving to The Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability as Executive Director of Nursing and Quality, Director of Infection Control and Associate Director of Patient Care. With the ever-changing needs of older people living in its communities, Whitgift Care must ensure that its services continue to meet requirements and offer outstanding levels of care.

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Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager

Alison is our Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager. Her role is to assist Whitgift Care managers to build upon the existing good practice and drive forward quality improvement plans. This includes developing and implementing a Quality Assurance Framework. Her role also ensures the services continue to meet all regulatory requirements and works towards raising our CQC rating from good to outstanding. She has held senior quality roles in the NHS and private sector since 1994 including the London Bridge Hospital and the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth. She has also been a Specialist Adviser for the CQC (Acute Sector) and has worked with CHKS (Capita Health Knowledge Solutions) since 1994 who provide a well-established accreditation programme – first as a surveyor, then as part of the awards panel and now as part of the Award Council. She still undertakes accreditation surveys for CHKS which keeps her up to date with the criteria expected of a high-quality healthcare provider.

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Training Manager

Desi joined Whitgift Care in 2012 and is our Training Manager. He works with staff across our homes to complete all their mandatory and additional training in line with CQC regulatory requirements. Desi has a wealth of experience, having worked in care for over 20 years, which he draws on to support the development of staff across Whitgift Care. Desi is also a Dignity Champion and embeds the ‘Core Care Values’ into every training subject he delivers. To find out more about the work Desi does, visit our page on staff training at Whitgift Care.