Charlotte works as a Project Support Officer on RUPs and ITPs, the Academy, Long Term Conditions and Cardiovascular Disease/Familial Hypercholesterolemia.
Charlotte has a background in education and had a career as a primary school teacher for nine years before joining the West of England AHSN. She is passionate about lifelong learning and the opportunities for development and growth this brings people.
Peter is a practicing General Practitioner and Medical Director at BNSSG Clinical Commissioning Group where he has particular responsibility for the BNSSG Value Based Care programme, urgent care, medicines optimisation, musculo-skeletal services, commissioning policies, research, cancer services and population health management. Peter has previously held roles with the NIHR Clinical Research Network, CLAHRC West and the West of England AHSN and been a member of the NIHR Advisory Board. He also Chairs the NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research programme prioritisation committee and sits on the programme’s Funding Committee.
John Macleod is Professor in Clinical Epidemiology and Primary Care and a practising GP. He leads research on the causes of health inequality, particularly amongst younger people. Since 2017 he has been co-lead of CAPC and for Bristol in the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. He is director of NIHR ARCWest, lead for Health Informatics in Bristol NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), and national lead for Applied Health Informatics across all the NIHR ARCs.
Debi was appointed Health Education England (HEE) Regional Director for the south west in April 2019. With over 30 years’ experience of working at NHS board level providing expert advice and system leadership across a diverse range of healthcare organisations. She has held senior roles in strategic operations, financial and performance management, has an MSc in healthcare leadership and is passionate about developing effective teams, investing in continued learning, and delivering seamless integrated services to ensure the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.
Eleanor started at the AHSN in November on secondment from Sirona care and health for 12 months, where she was working as a Senior Programme Manager. Previous to this, Eleanor worked in a number of service improvement and project management roles in North Somerset Community Partnership and has experience working in CCG’s/ PCT’s and in an acute setting. She will be working on the Covid Oximetry at home project which she is looking forward to getting started on.
Emily is supporting the Innovation and Growth team in the delivery of various programmes which are currently in their scoping phase.
She joined in October 2020; previously Emily worked for University Hospitals Bristol in a project support role, and prior to that within the private sector at a law firm.
Emily has a BSc in Psychology and has a particular interest in research that is targeted at improving public health.
“I love working here because everyone is so passionate about making a positive difference to health and care. My favourite thing is being part of a supportive team who listen and learn from one another.”
James joined the WEAHSN in November 2020 and is currently working with the Service and System Transformation Team, initially, with a focus on Mental Health. As a senior project manager James works collaboratively with colleagues within the AHSN and partner organisations across the region.
Having previously practised as a social worker, and with an MSc in Project Management, James has experience of planning and commissioning and programme and project management within a range of NHS provider trusts, commissioning organisations and at the North East London STP. His work to date has included: supporting vulnerable adults; work with homecare and care home providers; implementing new legislation; designing and developing innovative mental health services; and transformation within acute care settings.
Emma supports the communications and marketing for Service and System Transformation work programmes at the West of England AHSN. She joined the organisation in September 2020. She has a background in creative marketing, focused on copywriting and design.
Emma has a BA (Hons) degree in English and Creative Writing and a Masters degree in Journalism.
“I love working at the West of England AHSN as our expertise and leadership in health and care innovation and improvement makes a real difference to people’s lives. For example the PReCePT programme, which was started in our region then rolled out nationally by AHSNs, helps to prevent cerebral palsy in preterm babies across the country. The results of this programme and many others are truly inspiring and make me proud to work here.”
Sarah supports the communications around the Innovation and Growth work programmes at the West of England AHSN. She joined the organisation in September 2020, bringing 19 years of PR and marketing communications experience with her, gained from charity and private sector backgrounds.
Sarah has a BA (Hons) degree in Linguistics, majoring in Psycholinguistics, and has a special interest in developmental psychology.
“I love working for the West of England AHSN because of its positive, nurturing and collaborative culture. And because I have an inquisitive mind – I like to understand how things work, in order to make informed decisions – and that is something which is valued here.”
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