Dr Mike Pemberton
Clinical Head of Division
Mike read for his undergraduate dental degree at Sheffield
University, followed by junior hospital dental positions and
general dental practice.
Mike undertook higher specialist training in Manchester.
Appointed Consultant and honorary lecturer in medicine in dentistry
(University of Manchester) in 2000.
His research interests include oral mucosal disease.
Mike has recently seen his publications in Nature Genetics,
British Medical Journal, British Dental Journal, and British
Journal of Cancer.
Stephen joined the Hospital in May 2012 and is extremely proud
to lead the wonderful staff who work within it and help them to
ensure that the hospital achieves its aims of improving:
- safety and effectiveness;
- patient and staff experience;
- productivity and efficiency; and
- research, innovation and service development.
Stephen has worked in the NHS since graduating in 1994 and has
much experience from his previous roles. In parallel, he has also
endeavoured to continue learning and developing professionally and
has a number of qualifications, most recently obtaining his
Head of Nursing
Sara started her General Nurse training in 1985 at Manchester
Royal Infirmary and worked there as a Staff Nurse and Junior Sister
in Head and Neck services. Sara continued to work in this field for
many years at Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust and Pennine Acute
Trust, before graduating with an MSc in Collaborative Health Care
at Salford University in 2004.
Sara returned to the Central Manchester Foundation Trust in
August 2013 as Lead Nurse for Quality in the Division of Medicine
and Community Services, covering all in patient medical wards,
urgent care and adult and children's community services. Prior to
this Sara had been in a non-clinical role for around 2 years but
was keen to return to clinical practice in order to influence
frontline care, ensuring that it is always delivered to the very
highest of standards.
Sara joined the University and Dental Hospital of Manchester and
the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in July 2015 and in her current
position as Head of Nursing is keen to take the service forward to
improve patient and carer experience and improve staff
satisfaction. Sara is passionate about the delivery of
compassionate and dignified care by staff who demonstrate the
values and behaviours that are expected at the Central Manchester
Sara also has an interest in improving the standard of oral
hygiene for both in patients and out patients and is leading a
Trust wide multidisciplinary group in order to achieve this.
Dental Nurse Matron
Ellie qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1997 after completing a
training programme based at the Dental Hospital. Since then she has
worked in a number of departments within the Dental Hospital,
further developing her skills in Restorative Dentistry and Oral
Medicine. Ellie has undertaken further qualifications specialising
in oral health education and conscious sedation nursing.
Ellie progressed to become a Senior Dental Nurse in the Oral
Medicine Department in 2002. In 2005 she was appointed to the post
of Dental Nurse Manager within the Dental Hospital. She
became Matron in 2008 and obtained a BSc (Hons) in contemporary
health practices from Manchester Metropolitan University in
As the Matron for the Dental Hospital, Ellie feels privileged
that this role allows her to be pivotal to improving practice and
enhancing the patient experience, by offering direct support to the
patients in our care and supporting Dental Nurses to be innovative,
embracing the change, developments and challenges we face on a day
to day basis within dental services.
David's NHS career started in 2000, working at the Walton Centre
Foundation Trust in Liverpool. He held a variety of roles within
the Trust, starting out in the medical records department. He soon
moved into Information Management and Technology, working as a
project officer on the implementation of their electronic patient
record, before taking on a number of operational management
positions, looking after the day to day delivery of the surgical
To broaden his management experience, he then moved to Salford
Royal in 2009, taking up a senior manager position, overseeing the
management of their Neurosurgery, Spinal, Pain & ENT
directorates. After a successful contribution to those directorate
goals and objectives, he was delighted to be given the opportunity
to work at Central Manchester Foundation Trust, as a directorate
manager at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and the University
Dental Hospital of Manchester.
David said "This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside
national leaders in their clinical field and hopefully I will make
a positive contribution to our services and the patient groups we