Governance and compliance specialist Ann Highton joins Radar Healthcare
05 May 2020
We are delighted to welcome governance specialist Ann Highton to the Radar Healthcare team as strategic advisor. Recognised as a thought leader on governance, assurance & risk, Ann has worked as a board level consultant in this area for over a decade and brings a wealth of experience from acute and community settings in the UK and abroad (including Bermuda, Bahrain and Dubai).
Ann commented: “I see a great deal of potential in Radar Healthcare and its ability to support governance frameworks across the health ecosystem. I also see how Radar Healthcare has the ability to positively impact the patient, family and carer experience which plays to one of my passions. Having been responsible for designing and embedding several healthcare governance, assurance and risk solutions to meet external regulatory requirements, I’m looking forward to applying this experience to inform the strategic direction of Radar Healthcare.”
Having originally trained as a physiotherapist, Ann moved into governance and risk management with a diploma in Healthcare Risk Management, an Advanced Certificate in NHS Governance and a MSc in Management. She now holds several prestigious consultancy positions including Governance Lead at an Integrated Care System; and has worked on strategic projects including undertaking a board level governance review for a large acute NHS Foundation Trust, and a senior management governance review for an Academic Health Science Network (AHSN). Ann is also a specialist advisor for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and has supported several NHS Trusts with CQC inspection preparation.
With experience of working with NHS Trusts to regulatory bodies, Ann has a unique 360° view of the healthcare system with an ability to identify challenge and implement change whilst maintaining a focus on quality and patient safety.
Paul Johnson, CEO of Radar Healthcare said: “This is a significant appointment for Radar Healthcare. Ann’s strategic experience, knowledge of the healthcare sector and understanding of the challenges faced by health providers complements and builds on the existing capabilities within the organisation and will support us to align our strategy with the needs of the market.”
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