Lyn Simpson was previously Director of Delivery and Development (North) at 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 joined TDA in October 2013.
Based on an important foundation of nurse, health visitor and midwife posts, Lyn has successfully pursued an extensive and progressive career within the NHS, occupying a series of director and trust board level positions within a range of healthcare settings. Lyn was Director of Operational Performance and Service Improvement at a strategic health authority for 5 years before moving to the Department of Health to support the Deputy NHS Chief Executive as Director of NHS Operations. Lyn joined TDA to oversee the transition from NHS trust to foundation trust status for organisations in the north.
Executive Regional Managing Director (North), 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.