Jan Ledward

Place Lead for Liverpool

Chief Officer, NHS Liverpool CCG

Jan’s career began in the Royal Albert Hospital, as a temporary Band 2 Clerical Officer on 4th March 1985. She is professionally qualified and a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and has an MBA from Hull University. Jan has worked in local regional and national roles throughout her career and is proud to be an NHS employee.

Outside of work Jan has 2 daughters, both pursuing NHS careers, her eldest has just returned to university to study Medicine and the youngest is in her final year as a student nurse. Jan has 2 dogs and 2 cats so she spends a lot of time dog walking, trying to keep fit, reading and occasionally taking a few photographs.

Why are you passionate about health and care across Cheshire and Merseyside?

I’m passionate about improving quality, safety and outcomes for the population we serve. I spent some years working with disability services and I learnt so much, we need to hear more from the people we serve about what makes a difference to them.

What do you do to improve your health and mental wellbeing on a day-to-day basis?

I try to eat well and focus on the things that really matter to me, I have to feel like I am making a difference in how I spend my time whether that’s at work or in my personal life.