Anna Burhouse is the Director of Quality for the West of England AHSN. Anna leads on the Quality Improvement programmes, Evidence into Practice and Evidence into Commissioning and is supported by the Quality Improvement Team. Anna is a Health Foundation Improvement Fellow, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, an Ashridge Business School alumni and has 25 years’ experience of working in health, education and social care.
Throughout her career, Anna has specialised in roles which combine clinical and leadership skills to improve the quality and safety of services. Anna has been using quality improvement science in her work for many years, with a strong emphasis on the importance of service user and carer involvement in the co-production of services. Anna recently lead a Health Foundation Shine award ‘Coaching for Recovery’, co-designing an educational approach to recovery for adults with long term Mental Health conditions, which now features in the ‘Power of the People’ films. Anna continues this work as a volunteer and has adapted the approach to delvelop an innovative model for young people aged 16-25 and has created the UK’s first Discovery College.
Anna also leads the West of England Academy.