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Resource Management and Strategy Committees
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Who's Who :: York Hospitals
Alison Hughes, Director of Strategy and Facilities
Alison has been working in the NHS for over 20 years.
She began her career in 1985, qualifying as a chartered physiotherapist at Guy's Hospital.
A number of clinical posts followed in various district general hospitals and teaching hospitals.
In 1993, Alison moved into health service management and studied for an MBA at Manchester Business School which she gained with distinction in 1996.
She subsequently worked as a general manager across a number of specialties gaining a wide-ranging operational experience in both a small rural district general hospitals and a large tertiary centre.
took up her
current post at York in January 2005.
Alison is a member of Governance, Resource Management and Strategy Committees.
How to go private on the NHS
If anything, the new treatment centre should help reduce costs for local health services, says Alison Hughes, York Hospital's director of strategic planning.Last year, she points out, because of the lack of local beds, many York patients had to be referred for treatment either to Bingley or Goole, or to the private Nuffield hospital in the city.
At the moment, points out Alison Hughes
, there is no backlog of patients at the centre and so those coming here will have short waits.
...Ultimately, with the pledge on giving patients greater choice, the NHS could become more like a market, Alison Hughes of York Hospital says.
Hospitals and treatment centres may end up competing for patients - each trying to offer better facilities and shorter waiting times.
Theoretically, that could lead to some unpopular or inefficient hospitals failing.In reality, Alison
says, that is unlikely to happen.
Alison Hughes, head of ...
Alison Hughes, head of strategy and facilities at York Hospital, said that although there had been a positive response to the non-smoking policy outside hospital entrances, the smoke-free box would be considered if the situation worsened.
Public Register - Monitor
Alison Hughes (Director of Strategy and Planning)
York Hospitals Trust
Mrs Alison Hughes Director of Strategy & Planning M.B.A Grad.Dip.Phys.M.C.S.P