Can Do Health & Care - NHS Uncomfortable Truths Report

40 | ICS System Learning: Uncomfortable Truths Joyce McIntyre, Community Connector, African Families in the UK, and RAMA Joyce’s childhood experience in Kenya has allowed her to understand the trauma that many women experience and has inspired her to make a practical difference in the life of her sisters. She is passionate about tackling inequality issues within Maternity care and the wider healthcare system by partnering with healthcare professionals and related agencies for dialogue and to co-produce events that create a safe space for discussion and education. She works with vulnerable women of ethnic minority backgrounds in order to empower them to speak up about the issues and inequalities that affect them and their families as well as overcoming past trauma. Rebecca Pulford, Director of Nursing and Chief Nursing Information Officer, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust Rebecca recently joined EPUT, an integrated mental health and community Trust following a 30 year career working in the Acute sector. Her move was driven by an increasing realisation that the strength of a collaborative community beyond the walls of Health providers can support individuals to thrive within their circumstances; and the desire to integrate our care for the physical and mental health of people to maximise outcomes, whether that is to support a physical illness or a mental health illness. Her role as Director of Nursing combined with the digital portfolio gives Rebecca a unique position to drive those aspirations forward. Jeptepkeny Ronoh, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, and Assistant Director, Public Health, Suffolk County Council Jep qualified as a medical doctor from the University of Nairobi in 1997 and practiced in Kenya for 3 years before moving to the UK in 2001 for post graduate training in Public Health. In the early stages of my public health career, she was part of the Initiative for Maternal Mortality Programme Assessment (IMMPACT), a global research initiative, undertaking research aimed at promoting better health for mothers to be and reducing maternal mortality in low- and middle-income countries. Jep is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, particularly for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in her community. Ian Turner, The Partnership in Care Ltd and Chair, National Care Association Ian read Pure and Applied Mathematics at Newcastle University before joining International Computers Ltd (now part of Fujitsu) in the early 1970’s. He worked as a programmer, then within operating system support, marketing, project management, and sales management. In 1984 he opened his first Nursing Home, he now operates six Homes across East Anglia offering Nursing and Residential Care to older people, and those living with dementia. Ian has chaired the Registered Nursing Home Association for the past ten years.