Shelagh was appointed as the Chief Officer, Partnerships and Collaboration of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in January 2022.

Previously Shelagh joined the Trust Board at Yeovil District Hospital in February 2016 with a background in nursing, clinical services leadership and executive management in both the NHS and private hospitals.

Shelagh began her career in the NHS as a senior nurse working in acute medicine, and subsequently as a senior specialist nurse in neurology. She later became a clinical services lead, managing the six departments which formed the directorate of specialist medicine.  Following a 14-year career in the NHS Shelagh worked as Head of Clinical Services in various independent healthcare facilities and then became Hospital Director. She previously worked for Circle Healthcare, and was Registered Manager/Hospital Director at CircleBath Hospital and CircleReading Hospital.