Emma Challans joins Yorkshire & Humber AHSN

The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) has appointed Emma Challans as Associate Director of Delivery.

Emma is a highly experienced senior leader and has worked in health and care for almost 20 years, fulfilling positions in both the private and public sector. Her career has been focused on improvement, culture and operational delivery and she has a passion for improving health and care for people.

Nationally, Emma is the Founder and Chair of #Proud2bOps, a national network of senior operational leaders from provider health and care organisations. In this position, she collaborates with key national partners to strengthen operational profile, presence and influence in the future design and delivery of health care.

Emma is also a voluntary Non Executive Director for her local Age UK and Healthwatch, giving her the opportunity to view delivery and impact from a citizen’s perspective.

Following her appointment Emma commented: “I am excited and energised to join the team.

“Yorkshire & Humber AHSN is in an astute position to serve our local Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and Integrated Care Systems in shaping, advising and supporting the introduction of proven solutions to improve people’s lives.

“Together we are powerful idea generators, shapers and doers in improving care and delivering the NHS Long Term Plan for local communities.”

In welcoming Emma’s appointment, Chief Executive Officer Richard Stubbs, said: “We’re delighted that Emma has joined our AHSN team.

“Emma brings not only fantastic knowledge and experience from her hospital leadership roles, but also the benefits of her work on #proud2bOps which has really helped to shine a spotlight on the immense talent and energy of the NHS’s operational leadership community.

“We’re excited to see the impact that Emma will bring to our work on transforming lives through innovation.”

Emma added: “I’ve worked in both the NHS and private health care sector so I think I understand the benefits that can come from working in partnership with industry and suppliers and the key learnings and fantastic achievements you can get from that.

“What’s great about the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN is that it recognises, promotes and facilitates the key relationships between suppliers and health care providers and brings to the forefront innovators and entrepreneurs.”

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