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Giles Thorpe

Chief Nurse & Director of Infection, Prevention and Control - East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Giles Thorpe joined ESNEFT as Chief Nurse from his role of Director of Clinical Quality and Deputy Chief Nurse at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke’s). He was previously Deputy Director of Nursing at Colchester Hospital and before that Deputy Director of Clinical Governance at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals. Giles has also held national roles at NHS Blood and Transplant and is a graduate of the Nye Bevan programme run by the NHS Leadership Academy. Giles trained as a nurse nearly 20 years ago after working in the City of London. Giles lives in Essex, almost exactly half way between Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, and is currently completing his professional doctorate in health at the University of Essex.