Beverley Fearnley PhD, Bradford VCS Alliance Board Director, Deputy Vice Chair and Chair of Sub-Committee Contract and Performance (appointed 1 March 2023)
Dr Beverley Fearnley started her career by working in academia. Since then she has worked in the voluntary sector for 8 years, followed by time delivering healthcare regulation with NHS Improvement before moving to her current role as Deputy Director of Patient Safety, Compliance and Risk at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, a provider of community and mental health services.
Having lived in Bradford since she was 7, Beverley brings a range of insights from across all sectors and an understanding of how these impact on Bradford’s diverse communities. She has experience of working in local health and care system spaces, bringing together people from different organisations and backgrounds to deliver collaborative objectives aimed at improving health and care services for her local community.
Over the course of her career, Beverley has developed significant experience in performance management, governance and the delivery of safe, high quality services and is particularly interested in how the voice of experience can be effectively used to drive transformation and improvement within organisations and across systems.
As a local girl who has worked for both statutory organisations and in the voluntary sector, Beverley is keen to support the alliance in strengthening the voice of the voluntary sector within decision making about health and care and is a firm believer in empowering local communities.