Deputy Coordination Director
Alongside her role in the AHSN Network central team, Catherine Dale is Programme Director for Insights and Patient Safety at the Health Innovation Network, the AHSN for South London. She has over twenty years’ experience in the NHS, including more than fifteen years in quality improvement and transformation roles. Catherine led the national Learning Network for Covid Oximetry @home and Covid Virtual Wards.
Catherine has a Master’s in Business Psychology and is an expert on co-designing improvements with patients and applying behavioural insights to healthcare. She is a Trustee for the Point of Care Foundation and helped develop their Experience-Based Co-Design toolkit.
Catherine was a Labour Councillor in the London Borough of Southwark from 2014-2018. She is the co-host of the podcast Looking After the NHS.
A senior leader in the AHSN Network central team, the Deputy Coordination Director supports the development of cross-AHSN collaboration and takes a coordinated approach to engaging stakeholders.
This role helps manage the rolling agenda of the AHSN Network and supports the effective operation of the AHSN Network Executive (Chief Officers) and the AHSN Network Committee (Chief Officers and Chairs of AHSNs).
The purpose of the role is to reinforce existing, and build new, relationships with the groups, organisations and individuals that have power and influence to achieve the AHSNs’ collective objectives.