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Bev Fitzsimons

Chief Executive


Telephone: 07960 209862

Bev was appointed Chief Executive of the Foundation in December 2020 after serving as Acting Chief Executive since January 2020. Prior to that she was Head of Patient Experience Programmes.

From 2009-2014, Bev was a Fellow in Health Policy at the King’s Fund, leading patient-centred quality improvement programmes within the Point of Care team.

A social scientist by background, Bev spent 12 years working in healthcare audit and regulation at the Healthcare Commission, Commission for Healthcare Improvement, and the Audit Commission, with particular interest in the care of people with long term conditions and maternity care.

Bev is a member of the founding cohort of the Health Foundation’s Q initiative, which is a community of practice for quality improvement.

As well as her professional interest in quality improvement, she has also been a service user representative in her local community and was a lay board member of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health.