We are delighted to welcome Julia Curtis to NHFT who has been appointed a Non Executive Director to the Board. Julia took up her new role within teamNHFT on 5 July 2021.
Julia is an Adult Nurse and Health Visitor by background and has spent the majority of her 40-year career working in a number of roles in Community Services across a range of geographical areas.
Her latest role has been as Chief Nurse with Cambridgeshire Community Services (CCS), a local NHS Trust, where she was proud to contribute to their recent Care Quality Commission rating of ‘Outstanding’.
She brings Board level experience in leading improvements in Quality, Safety and Patient Experience across many different services.
Julia is passionate about delivering high-quality care and services that make a real difference to people’s lives and has recently become a Trustee of Arthur Rank Hospice Cambridge and Stars, a Children and Young People’s bereavement counselling services charity.
Julia holds deep personal values of treating people with kindness, compassion, dignity and respect and led the trustwide People Participation strategy across CCS. This involved championing the involvement of patients, service users and families to co-produce service improvements and focusing on ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of practice.
Julia takes on the Non Executive Director role as we say goodbye to Moira Ingham. Following the end of her term of office, Moira has handed over the NED baton to Julia. Moira was supportive in many areas across the Trust such as quality improvement, freedom to speak up and more recently went back to the floor in her nursing capacity to help our teams in the community see patients during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Moira has been a great asset to teamNHFT and the board and will be missed but we wish her well in her next venture.