Our people

The Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team at Spire Healthcare Group plc bring with them a wealth of experience within both the UK and internationally, in healthcare and other industry sectors. Our people are our difference, it's their dedication, warmth and pursuit of excellence that sets Spire Healthcare apart.

Alison Dickinson, Group Clinical Director

Alison joined the Group in 2013 as Head of Clinical Services at Spire Leicester Hospital; one of our busiest hospitals.

After greatly improving and strengthening the hospital’s clinical capability, in 2016 Alison was promoted to Chief Nursing Officer where she was the professional lead for all clinical services in the Group, and responsible for driving quality improvements in patient safety and patient experience in all of our 39 hospitals nationwide.

In recognition of her outstanding work in the CNO role, in November 2018 Alison was again promoted to the executive role of Group Clinical Director where she is accountable for our clinical standards and quality, in particular our strategy of ensuring every hospital and clinic is rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. She will also provide clinical guidance for our commercial and operational initiatives.

Skills and previous experience

Prior to joining Spire, Alison held a wide variety of senior roles in the NHS where she gained a broad range of clinical and managerial experience, and a particular invaluable expert knowledge of acute care – her nursing specialism before progressing to management.