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At the heart of my work is understanding what local government, health organisations,  and communities can do to maximise wellbeing and effectively translate this into practice. I am an experienced policy professional and have led service improvement activity across local government; the voluntary and community sector; housing associations; and secondary care.

I am a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management, have a Masters in Public Health, and an MBA from Durham University.


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  • Meet the new member – Joanne Smithson

    Each month we'll be introducing you to a new Q member – this month Joanne Smithson, Digital Health Lead, Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria, tells us about her improvement journey optimising anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation.


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