Rebecca Crossley, NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board
Rebecca Crossley
Senior clinical lead mental health, learning disabilities and autism
NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board

Rebecca is a proud Learning Disability Nurse whose career spans over 25 yrs. Rebecca has worked with people with learning disabilities since she was 14 yrs. old where she started as a befriender. It was here she quickly decided that a career in Learning Disabilities Nursing was how she wanted to progress. Rebecca has worked in various NHS services for adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism and associated health conditions in Acute, Community, Residential and Voluntary sector. Rebecca has worked as an Acute Liaison Specialist Learning Disability Nurse with and for patients who have learning disabilities and/or Autism who access acute services at the James Paget university Hospital. During her time in this role she was nationally recognized for her work of championing for equity observed first hand through creating the first ever accessible vaccine clinic and VIP theatre pathway. Much of Rebecca’s work has been published and has been shared nationally and internationally. This includes involvement with National and regional guidance, and more recently the National Vaccine Guidance for people with Learning Disabilities and Autism. Rebecca work has also included specialist clinical advisor and associate lecturer roles ensuring the next generation of nurses have a strong understanding in meeting the needs across the life span of people with learning disabilities and Autistic people and families. Her current role for Norfolk and Waveney ICB is the Senior Clinical Lead Children and Young People with Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism, where she continues to champion equity of access to services through strategic commissioning.