Bev Messinger

Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership is pleased to welcome Bev Messinger as the new Chair of NHCP’s Integrated Quality Improvement and Performance Committee.

Bev, who is also Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement at NHS Northamptonshire CCG, says the committee has a key role to play in helping our health and care system to improve outcomes for Northamptonshire people – and deliver on the NHCP vision for a positive lifetime of health, wellbeing and care in our community.

She says: “I am delighted to be chairing the System Integrated Quality Improvement and Performance Committee for NHCP. This committee is a critical part of the Partnership’s governance framework, providing assurance to the Partnership Board and our regulators in relation to the quality, safeguarding, experience and outcomes of services within the local system.

“I will ensure that all parts of the committee work collaboratively to support delivery of NHCP’s clinical priorities to improve the quality of care for patients. Through this Committee we will develop a common approach to quality improvement across the county, pooling expertise and knowledge to focus on what matters most clinically across Northamptonshire – and, importantly, improving the system for everyone in the county. By sharing learning across all parts of the health and care system I aim to broker honest conversations about how to do things differently and deliver better outcomes.”

Bev Messinger is the Chief Executive of IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. She is also a Board Director on the Council for Work and Health representing IOSH.

A HR/OD professional by background, Bev is a Fellow of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and has focused in the last decade on major organisational transformation in local and central government, most recently as Senior Director Business Improvement at OFWAT. Bev is an experienced Charity Trustee and Non-Executive Director, having served as a Trustee at KeyRing a national charity for people with learning disabilities. Until January 2019 she was a Non-Executive Director and Vice Chair at Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT).