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Former nurse to sit on government's reform advisory panel

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Julie Moore, chief executive University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust and a former nurse, will sit on the government’s new panel to advise on its reforms, Nursing Times understands.

The government is launching a panel today which it has named a “Future Forum” to advise to changes on its NHS reforms. It is expected to advise prime minister David Cameron, deputy Nick Clegg and health secretary Andrew Lansley after the decision to delay the process of the Health Bill by a month.

The panel will be chaired by Steve Field, immediate past chair of the Royal College of GPs, but details of the other members are only just emerging.

Nursing Times understands that Ms Moore, a graduate nurse who spent 10 years in clinical practice before entering nurse management, will lead one of the panel’s workstreams. The four areas the panel will focus on are:

  • The role of choice and competition for improving quality
  • How to ensure public accountability and patient involvement in the new system
  • How new arrangements for education and training can support the modernisation process
  • How advice from across a range of healthcare professions can improve patient care

Ms Moore became a director in the newly merged Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in 2008 and was appointed to the executive director of operations post at University Hospital Birmingham in 2002.

When University Hospital Birmingham became a foundation trust in July 2004 Ms Moore became the chief operating officer. In July 2006, she became acting chief executive before being appointed as substantive chief executive in November of that year.

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