An RCN member since her student days, Sarah trained as a nurse at Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital in north London.
After moving to London and qualifying as a mental health nurse she joined the RCN as a senior regional officer in 1999.
She then took up a role with the NHS to implement the Department of Health’s Agenda for Change pay system, before returning to the RCN, this time in the South East region.
Sarah said: “During my time representing the Northern and Yorkshire and the Humber regions, I will work in partnership with our members to uphold the RCN’s commitment to fight for fair pay, terms and conditions in the workplace. We will challenge staffing numbers when appropriate and champion good practice where we see it.
“I am also keen to ensure the RCN works to support nurses as they begin to go through professional revalidation next year.”