Kate Hall is Chief Operating Officer for UCLPartners, overseeing the delivery of our national, regional and local programmes. Kate is also the Director of Capability Development, with a focus on leadership development, quality improvement, patient involvement and trust development. Within her capability development role Kate also leads the UCLPartners Patient Safety Programme. She is passionate about people and organisations building leadership and quality improvement capability to support the delivery of high quality, efficient health care.
Kate joined UCLPartners in August 2013, after working part time within the strategy team at Monitor on foundation trust board development. This role involved leading on service-line management, value and cost improvement, quality governance, patient safety and clinical leadership development. The other half of her time was spent supporting the setup of the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network where she was the interim Managing Director.
Kate started her NHS career in 1996 as a ward clerk on an acute admissions medical ward whilst studying and since then she has worked within and managed many hospital services. She has an extensive background as a senior manager having worked in a number of senior operational roles. Prior to joining Monitor, she was at the NHS Institute of Improvement and Innovation working nationally on pathways of care and sustainability of change.
She has an MSc in comparative health policy from the London School of Economics, is a Fellow of the Improvement Faculty for Patient Safety and Quality and a Leadership Fellow with The Health Foundation.