Julie joined North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in 2002
within strategic management roles. During that time, she was responsible
for managing a significant and complex portfolio in addition to
supporting the then Chief Executive and Board – ensuring the successful
delivery of quality, financial and operational performance. She also had
responsibility for leading agendas including emergency preparedness and
cancer service delivery.
Julie successfully delivered the key compliance elements of the monitor
terms of authorisation, as well as directing the annual clinical services
strategic development plans and managed service transformation to
support strategic direction.
In 2017 Julie was appointed interim chief executive for North Tees and
Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, the role becoming substantive later
that year. Since that time, she has continued to oversee the strategic
direction of the Trust. Julie has worked and engaged with clinicians and
staff throughout the Trust and external partners to further develop a
clinical and financial sustainability model, ensuring the organisation
returned to a positive financial position, recovering a huge deficit.
Julie has dedicated her career to the ambitions for a more aspirant Tees
Valley health and care landscape, and is wholly committed to improving
population health outcomes for patients and the wider community
throughout the region – truly recognising the benefits of system working.
A pioneer in health inequalities – Julie was invited to be part of the Yale
senior leadership programme to support sustainable quality health and
care leadership for the North East.
Ambitions for the Tees Valley health and care landscape
Julie is committed to improving population health outcomes for patients and the wider community throughout the region.