Phil started her nursing career in 1982 and worked in a range of clinical areas such as intensive care, surgical services and older people’s services in Leeds. She then moved into a research, audit and educational role, co-writing two books on improving the quality of care in the NHS. She was Director of Nursing in an acute trust and then moved to a Primary Care Trust (PCT) in Bradford as Director of Community Services and Nursing.
She joined Leeds PCT in 2006 and in 2009 was appointed as Director of Commissioning/Director of Nursing and has led on Transformation, performance and improving quality of care for three years. She was appointed Chief Executive of NHS Leeds West CCG in April 2012 and remains committed to ensuring patient services in Leeds are first class and deliver the best outcomes for those who use them.