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Meet the Network Team

Bernadette_Hurst_cropped.jpgBernadette Hurst, Senior Clinical Network Manager

Email: Bernadette.hurst@nhs.net

Bernadette has worked in the NHS for nearly five years. Initially, she joined the North West Strategic Health Authority to lead the development and delivery of a large scale change programme across the North West region, supporting the Health, Wellbeing and Social Care reforms and the transition of Public Health into Local Government.

In her current role, Bernadette is a member of the senior management team for the North West Coast Strategic Clinical Networks and Senate. Here she deputises for the Associate Director, as well as leading on ... Read more

James_Boyes.jpgJames Boyes, Quality Improvement Programme Manager

Email: james.boyes@nhs.net

Before joining the North West Coast SCN, James had worked in the NHS for over eight years, supporting a number of North West Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities as an independent improvement consultant.

Within the NHS he has worked with both commissioners and providers as a Senior Improvement Advisor, Senior Project Manager and Programme Manager. At his most recent Trust, James spent three years as a member of the Senior Management Team working alongside his clinical colleagues, supporting them with their service improvement work. In addition to his work with CAMHS and Community Services, James also has considerable experience of introducing sustainable and integrated improvement into Adult and Later Life Mental Health Services.

Julia_Charnock.jpgJulia Charnock - Quality Improvement Programme Manager

Email: Julia.charnock@nhs.net

A specialist practitioner in District Nursing, Julia has worked in a number of Trusts across the North West. She joined the SCN in April 2013 after leading a number of projects for the Cardiac & Stroke Network in Lancashire & Cumbria. As the regional Privacy & Dignity Lead, she also led the successful implementation of national policy to Eliminate Mixed Sex Accommodation. Julia also worked extensively with clinicians across the North West to develop key Primary Care Standards for Managing Asthma in Children and Young People.

With both a clinical and commissioning background and experience of PRINCE2 and MSP methodologies, her successes include programme and project management around Maternity, Children and Young People services, Stroke, CVD and COPD, along with guideline development and service improvement/redesign.

Working predominantly with stakeholders in Lancashire & South Cumbria, Julia's work is focused on supporting the transformation of maternity services including the development of the Local Maternity System and Perinatal Mental Health Services, as well as the new PNMH Mother and Baby Unit, and workforce development.

In her free time Julia is studing Italian and enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends. 

Beth_Luxmoore_headshot.jpgBethany Luxmore, Quality Improvement Lead

Email: bethany.luxmoore@nhs.net

Beth joined the SCN as quality improvement lead with the Maternity and Perinatal Mental Health networks in September 2016. Her current priorities include the development of a regional guidance document around risk categorisation in pregnancy, mapping the provision of perinatal mental health services and implementing quality improvement strategies to reduce stillbirth. 

Beth has worked in project management roles across a variety of sectors including construction, academia and health and social care. In 2013 she completed her PhD in Biomedical Engineering before joining Alzheimer’s Society where she worked on service development projects for three years, focusing on user involvement and non-pharmaceutical approaches to dementia care.


Jayne Price, Quality Improvement Lead

Email: jayne.price4@nhs.net

Jayne has worked for the NHS since 2009 in Performance, Analytical and Project Management positions, initially with Halton and St Helens PCT, prior to this organisation being merged with other local PCTs to form NHS Merseyside. Following PCTs being dis-established, Jayne worked for NHS England (Cheshire and Merseyside Area Team) for nine months, before joining the SCN in January 2014 as a Quality Improvement Lead – Data.

Jayne has recently been seconded to Project Management roles within the SCN (within both the Maternity Network and Mental Health Network).  She gained a BA(Hons) in Business Administration and Management in 2012, and has recently commenced an MSC in Health Informatics (Part Time Distance Learning) at Sheffield University.

Beverley_Drake.jpgBeverly Drake, Quality Improvement Project Manager

Email: beverly.drake1@nhs.net

Previous to joining the North West Coast SCN, Beverly supported the Maternity, Children & Young People’s Network in the Greater Manchester, Lancashire & South Cumbria SCN. Prior to this Beverly worked for the Cardiac & Stroke Network in Lancashire and Cumbria as a Service Improvement Manager, where she worked on TIA awareness programmes and large scale pathway redesigns.

Beverly has 40 years of NHS experience, previously working as a Departmental Manager in acute trusts delivering upon local and national priorities, and working collaboratively with clinical leaders at all levels to implement key service improvements.