Jo Bibby is Director of Strategy at the Health Foundation and is responsible for ensuring that the work of the Foundation stays at the forefront of improving health and health care.

Jo joined the Foundation in November 2007 and led the development of the Foundation’s influential portfolio of work in patient safety and person-centred care.  

Jo has worked in health care at local and national level for 22 years, including 10 years at the Department of Health. As Head of NHS Performance, she oversaw the implementation of the policy agenda set out in the NHS Plan. At the NHS Modernisation Agency, Jo led an international quality improvement initiative – Pursuing Perfection.

Before joining the Foundation was the Director for the Calderdale and Kirklees Integrated Service Strategy where she led a major service reconfiguration programme to deliver improvements in quality, safety and patient experience.

In June 2013, Jo was appointed a non-executive director of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust with a specific remit for innovation and improvement science. She is also an independent member of the National Information Board.

Jo has a PhD in Medical Biophysics.

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