Ann has worked in NHS informatics services for over 20 years. During her career she has had wider commissioning roles including leading on strategic planning, annual planning processes, winter planning, workforce planning and commissioning acute and specialist services from NHS Trusts.
Ann was formerly the Associate Director for IM&T at NHS Bury Primary Care Trust where she led many early adopter projects as part of the National Programme for IT. She was appointed to her role at NHS Greater Manchester Commissioning Support Unit in June 2012. Ann led the formation and transition of the IT services from the 10 former NHS Primary Care Trusts and an IT Strategic Development Programme to consolidate the infrastructure and services across Greater Manchester.
In her role as Head of IT Technical Support at NHS Greater Manchester Shared Services Ann is responsible for ensuring appropriate operational systems, services and processes are in place to deliver effective IT services to the Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP Practices and other organisations commissioning services. She leads on the financial planning, service level agreements and the overall management of IT Operational services on a day to day basis.