Joanne Thurston - director of business and organisational development
Jo was appointed in March 2008 having previous served as Deputy Director of Performance and Organisational Development for NHS Birmingham East and North. Prior to working in a PCT, Jo worked in a range of senior operational roles at a number of acute trusts and the ambulance service in the region.
Roles / Responsibilities:
Jo is the lead for the Trust's application process to become a Foundation Trust (FT), and ensuring the Trust is compliant with Monitor (the regulator of all FTs). She is also accountable to the NHS Litigation Authority and the lead for Care Quality Commission registration.
In addition, Jo is responsible for a number of corporate functions including organisational development, information governance, equality and diversity, health and wellbeing, communications, emergency planning, risk management and the business development consultancy.
Base: Trust Headquarters, Priestley Wharf
Telephone: 0121 466 7015
Executive Assistant: Joy Winters 0121 466 7025