Helen Vernon

Helen Vernon

Chief Executive

Registered interests

  • Status on NHS Resolution Board
    Chief Executive
  • Main occupation/employment
    Chief Executive of NHS Resolution
  • Directorships, partnerships or registrable shareholdings
    None
  • Membership of governing bodies or other public bodies
    None
  • Interests of close family members
    Brother is National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care at NHS England, a Consultant Geriatrician at Central Manchester NHS Trust and a Visiting Professor at the University of
    Chester.
  • Interests from previous recent employment
    None
  • Party political activity
    None
  • Other interests notified
    None

Profile

Helen is Chief Executive of NHS Resolution.

After graduating in Law from Cambridge, Helen started her career in insurance and then moved to the Medical Defence Union (MDU) before joining NHS Resolution in 1998, becoming its Director of Claims in 2013 and Chief Executive in 2014.

She has since led a shift in the organisation’s strategy to increase its role post-incident, particularly in obstetric harm which represents 70% of the £78 billion provision for NHS Resolution’s main indemnity scheme, the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST). Helen is a Chartered Insurer and Accredited Mediator and has been an advocate of the organisation’s role in encouraging candour in the NHS and in promoting alternative dispute resolution for healthcare concerns.

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