Hayley Peters
Acting Director of Nursing at Somerset NHS Trust

Hayley has over 25 years of experience in the NHS and joined Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust in July 2013 as the Deputy Director of Nursing, having worked in senior clinical leadership roles in the south-west and prior to this, in London and the South-East.  After taking up the post of Acting Executive Director of Nursing, Hayley has now been appointed to the substantive position of Director of Patient Care.

Hayley’s early professional career centred in critical care, first as an intensive care nurse and later, following a period of training at Birmingham Medical School, as one of the very first Physician’s Assistant to practice in the UK.

More latterly, as a senior nursing leader in the South-West, Hayley has developed a growing interest in nursing and enabling our elderly and frail to stay safe and reach their full potential through personalised care and service integration. Hayley is passionate about the excellence in patient care and aspires at every opportunity to improve patient safety, quality and patient experience. Hayley is an active local and national patient safety champion.

Educated to post graduate level, Hayley maintains her professional and clinical development through regular clinical commitments alongside front line care teams.  Hayley lives in Exeter with her husband and two teenage boys.