Angela Hillery

Principal Hotel Manchester
14 - 15 November 2019

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  Angela Hillery

Angela Hillery

, , Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust , Chief Executive

Angela is Chief Executive at NHFT which provides Mental Health and Community services in Northamptonshire. She has worked within the NHS for 30 years and held a variety of leadership positions during this time, including Director of Operations. 

Angela has a clinical background as a Speech and Language therapist who specialised working with people with learning disabilities. During her career Angela has served on the National Management Board of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy and held a partner role with the Health Professional Council.

In 2018 Angela was listed 15th in the HSJ Top rated CEO’s and in 2015 was a finalist for 'Chief Executive of the Year' at the HSJ Awards. Angela’s ethos is in her commitment to upholding values, listening and learning, developing compassionate cultures for those we work with and for those we care for. Co-production and involvement with patients, service users and carers is a priority at NHFT with many notable projects underway, including the ‘Moving Ahead’ project to deliver equalities in mental health services for BME communities.  

In early 2017 the Trust achieved an overall rating of Good from the CQC, with a rating of Outstanding in the caring domain. Innovative partnerships have been developed within NHFT including ‘First for Wellbeing’, a community interest company, as well as a Joint venture, 3Sixty Care Partnership with a local GP federation.  

In August 2017 Angela took on the lead role for the Northamptonshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan.  Angela is passionate about parity of esteem for Mental Health services and has family experiences that drive her commitment to improvements.


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