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Testimonials

Many thanks Julia for all your hard work

Many thanks Julia for all your hard work, dedication, perseverance and support. I really feel this has been a watershed moment on our improvement journey! Your support is tremendously appreciated.

Noel Scanlon, Executive Director of Nursing County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Julia is a wonderful facilitator

Julia is a wonderful facilitator – flexible and attentive to our needs and helped us look more broadly at service use issues rather than spend the time naval gazing. Without her assistance I wouldn’t have had a first clue where to begin with this project, and it would have taken me weeks and been thoroughly demoralizing, but it was all done in three sessions and really, really rewarding.

Dr Myles, GP at Beacon Medical Practice

She is an expert

The Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) has been contracting with Julia to provide quality improvement expertise for nearly a decade. In this time she has worked with AQuA staff as part of a group faculty or on her own with AQuA members and customers on multiple change and improvement programmes in hospital and community settings. Julia’s style is warm, friendly, knowledgeable, practical and supportive. She is expert in applying both lean and broader improvement theory and is highly reliable, professional, flexible and focused on meeting the customer’s brief. I would have no hesitation in recommending Julia to anyone looking for support to shape and deliver organisational or system change.

Elizabeth Bradbury, Director Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA)

Julia has been fantastic

Julia has been fantastic at the facilitation and project management of our enthusiastic team. Julia diligently kept us on track, focused ideas, and ensured an egalitarian approach to the project. It was a pleasure to work with Julia.

Kirstine Farrer, Consultant Dietitian at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Head of Innovation and Research NHS Salford CCG

No hesitation in recommending Julia

I would have no hesitation in recommending Julia to anyone looking to fully engage their customers and improve their services.

Mark Adams, Assistant Director for Health Improvement NHS Redcar & Cleveland

Julia helped us to remain focused

Julia was an integral part of the Malnutrition Task Force pilot in Gateshead. Julia helped us to remain focused on action planning and delivery on expected outcomes. The pilot Steering Group was from a wide range of sectors and organisations, each with different perspectives and priorities. We needed to share knowledge, language, skills, and best practice in order to develop shared priorities. Julia helped us to do this by working with Steering Group members between meetings, questioning and providing constructive criticism during meetings, and introducing quality improvement tools. Julia assisted my role as Chair of the Steering Group by helping with action planning (in particular for events), encouraging others, and bringing her experience from both the other pilots and also from previous projects. Above all, Julia provided enthusiasm and optimism to a challenging area of quality improvement across sectors.

Dr Jim Brown, Public Health Speciality Registrar and GP Gateshead Council

She worked at my pace

Julia was brilliant throughout the whole process. She worked at my pace, was patient and professional throughout.

Bridget Collins, Manager at Coatham House Project

It has been a pleasure working with Julia

It has been a pleasure working with Julia and I really do not think the project would have developed the way it has without Julia’s support and co-ordination. I hope to work with Julia again in the future.

Rebecca Laidler, Health Improvement Specialist at NHS Redcar and Cleveland

Julia has a wealth of experience

In previous NHS roles I have worked with Julia on a number of programmes of work to support the implementation of integrated health and social care systems. This work involved designing and facilitating workshops, providing coaching, developing training and evaluation resources. Julia has a wealth of experience working in a variety of healthcare and education settings including primary care, leading national long term conditions programmes and delivering university level quality improvement courses. Julia's work is to a highly exceptional standard. Julia is very professional, accommodating and reliable. Julia's expertise are training in Lean methodologies, coaching teams to deliver programmes of work, and designing professional interactive products.

Adele Markland, Senior Improvement Manager North West Ambulance Service

I would highly recommend Julia

I would highly recommend Julia and would have no hesitation in commissioning Julia again.

Rob Mitchell, Policy and Performance Manager, Corporate Resources Department, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Excellent

This was the most enjoyable workshop I have ever attended. Julia, the facilitator, was excellent!

Nazia Ali, Graduate Enterprise Intern Teesside University

Really enjoyed the session and would love to do more

Really enjoyed the session and would love to do more. Very well presented, pitched very well, great.

Jan Norman, School Manager, Teesside University

The sessions were interactive, informative, and fun.

Julia came to deliver quality improvement sessions at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from June 2020 to September 2020. She was our first external trainer to come and work within the new COVID guidelines for education at work and was not phased at all. She professionally adapted to a classroom of participants in face masks working at a 2m distance. Julia delivered training at foundation (half day x 10) and practitioner (full day x 4) level. The sessions were interactive, informative, and fun. Thank you Julia for your response to our request and the high value of the content that you delivered to us at South Tees.

Jennie Winnard, Director of Education South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Julia made everything easy to understand.

Julia made everything easy to understand. She put everyone at ease which enabled us all to relax and take part in the discussions.

Ester Ward, Chair Gateshead Older People’s Assembly

Julia made the workshop fun

Julia made the workshop fun and the content easy to understand. The activities were all useful. Very professional delivery.

Kay Matthews, Training Consultant

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