Anne was previously Director of Delivery and Development (South) for the NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA), the organisation which was responsible for providing leadership and support to NHS trusts and whose responsibilities transferred to NHS Improvement on 1 April 2016. She took up that post in April 2015.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the NHS Anne started her career as an NHS management trainee and has experience in acute and teaching hospitals, mental health, community and specialist services.
She joined Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust as Chief Executive in December 2006. She led the integration of the county’s acute and community services in 2010.
Previously Director of Clinical Services at Hammersmith Hospitals and Director of Services at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, Anne also worked for the Department of Health and in 2013 chaired the Better Training, Better Care group on behalf of Health Education England, which looked at how spending time in and out of hospital settings could help doctors determine their specialist futures.
Anne has an MBA and is a qualified performance coach and a graduate member of the Institute of Health Services Management and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. In 2012 she became a visiting professor at Buckinghamshire New University and adviser to the faculty of society and health, supporting the Institute of Applied Leadership’s MA in Leadership and Management programme.
Executive Regional Managing Director (South), NHS Improvement
From 1 April 2016, NHS Improvement brings together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change Team and the Intensive Support Teams.
NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as well as independent providers that provide NHS-funded care. It offers the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.
By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, NHS Improvement will help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.