Julia Wood

Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative Lead

Maternal and Neonatal Programme

Julia has worked for the NHS since 1987. For the past 15 years, she has focused on supporting health and social care organisations to improve their services by using quality improvement methodologies, tools and techniques, with the purpose of improving the services they provide to patients.

Julia has had the opportunity to work with organisations at a national level (Department of Health and National Primary Care Development Team), regionally (AQuA [Advancing Quality Alliance]), and also within many other organisations spanning acute, community and primary care settings, as well as CCGs and social services.

Currently, Julia is the Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative Lead for the AHSN NENC, and also supports the AHSN NENC on the Patient Safety Collaborative Culture Workstream.

Throughout her career, Julia has continued to develop her skills and expertise, and is a Lean Practitioner, educated to MBA level, and most recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Improvement Science, and is currently being trained by the IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) in Finding and Creating Joy in Work.

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