Jane leads work on improving patient flow and supporting the development of the West of England Academy. Jane is on a 2 year secondment from the Health Foundation where she worked as a part time Assistant Director since August 2010 leading their work on patient safety and more recently on approaches to quality improvement and innovation.
Jane is passionate about improving patients’ experiences of health care. She began working in the NHS over 30 years ago with a degree in nursing and then specialising in critical care. Following her PhD, Jane held a number of senior posts in clinical practice, academic research, and university education. Over more recent years Jane has developed a strong background in systems improvement having trained on the national Osprey programme and worked as a hospital-based clinical systems engineer. Prior to joining the Health Foundation she was Associate Director of Quality and Safety Improvement in an acute NHS Trust.