Clodagh Sowton RGN, ENB 237, 998, Dip. Pall. Nurse (1994), C&G 7306, MA Management Health and Social Care. Since qualifying as a nurse in 1984 Clodagh has worked in Ireland, Australia and England in a wide variety of healthcare settings. Her interest has always been cancer and palliative care and following a five-year stint at the Royal Marsden Hospital as Ward Sister initially and then as Nurse Manager on the palliative care unit Clodagh moved to Guildford in 1996. At the Royal Surrey Hospital she worked as a Macmillan Nurse for 3 years until successfully applying, in 1998, to work at Phyllis Tuckwell, initially as the Nurse Manager and since 2000 as the Director of Nursing and now Director of Patient Services. Clodagh completed a MA in Management (Health and Social Care), a course that was highly applicable to her present role as its modules covered many of the issues facing health care development. Within PTHC she is a member of the Clinical Governance and strategy teams, and is a member of the senior management team. Her role is mainly one of leadership, development of clinical services and along with the Medical Director and Chief Executive developing the strategic direction of PTHC. Clodagh lives in Elstead and enjoys the many country walks and pubs the area has to offer.