Terry Phillips has over 20 years project and programme management experience working in both the private and public sector to deliver regional and national programmes of work.
Graduating from Sunderland University with a degree in Pharmacology she went on to gain a Masters in Clinical Neuroscience from Imperial College in London. On returning to the North East, with an interest in healthcare improvement she took up a role at the Sowerby Centre for Health Informatics later becoming the programme manager for Clarity Informatics. During this time her interest in quality improvement was cemented with training in healthcare change management, improvement tools and techniques, and project/programme management through achieving PRINCE2 Practitioner.
Terry has led on a varied portfolio of projects, delivering quality improvement projects at regional level and leading the on Clinical Knowledge Summaries programme for the National Institute for Health and Social Care Excellence, delivered by Clarity Informatics.
More recently Terry enjoyed working as an Implementation Manager for the national quality improvement programme, Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) which further cemented her relationships across the trusts in the North East and Cumbria. This provided a sound foundation to take up her existing role as network manager. Terry passionate about a network approach and enhancing collaborative working between teams to improve patient pathways and experience, delivering equitable care closer to home and enhancing staff training and development.