Ann has a long and wide range of experience of working in multi-agency health and social care settings with adults, families, children and young people. She is a Registered Nurse and has worked in a range of roles; the majority of her experience being in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Ann is extremely passionate about improving outcomes for children, young people and their families in order to best support their development and functioning into adulthood.
Ann’s core skills are underpinned by her wealth of experience of working in the public sector, as a clinician, service manager, joint commissioner and regional development worker CAMHS. Recently she has led on service improvement and redesign, whole systems change, toolkit and product development on a local, regional and national basis. Ann is committed to ensuring that quality improvement is based on knowledge and understanding of service users’ needs and that the user is at the centre of ensuring that changes are made to enhance their experience; as well as the delivery of outcome focused care based on individual need.
Ann’s breadth of knowledge and expertise enables her to work in partnership with individuals, teams and organizations from a range of sectors, ensuring a collaborative approach to change. Educated to MSc level and with significant knowledge of strategic and change management, she brings a strong analytical focus to her work in service improvement and professional development.