Director of Quality, Safety and Governance
Lucy Watson is a registered nurse and registered health visitor with clinical experience within acute trust settings and primary care. Lucy trained in Sheffield and qualified as a nurse in 1982 and as a health visitor in 1993. Lucy has worked in a number of senior operational and commissioning roles in the south west, including quality improvement, clinical governance, safeguarding and lead nurse roles for sexual health services, Sure Start and community health services.
In 2005 Lucy moved to Somerset to take up the post of Deputy Director of Nursing and Community Services in South Somerset Primary Care Trust, and joined NHS Somerset when it was formed in 2006. She was appointed to the role of Director of Nursing and Patient Safety at NHS Somerset in 2011.
Lucy is committed to continuously improving the quality and safety of health services, so that patients have a good experience of healthcare that meets their individual needs. As an experienced clinical leader in patient safety and quality, Lucy is focused on creating a culture where clinicians are supported to learn lessons and the patient’s voice is heard to improve health services.