Director of nursing Hospital at Home,
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Having worked for 32 years in nursing, she has had a diversity of roles in the NHS with a background of strong professional education. She has been at the forefront of new service development over the past 15 years. This has involved the development of new and cutting-edge service within the NHS in admission avoidance and early discharge services for people with long term conditions. She believes in models of integrated care that aim to improve patient experience, improve efficiency and achieve better value from health care delivery with reduced fragmentation in patient services for the population. She was awarded a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship and have travelled to Australia and New Zealand in June 2016 to research their hospital at home programmes. Karen has been living in the US for a two-year period, developing a hospital at home programme for patients with serious illness.