IPC Programme Manager (Confirmed)
Gemma role as IPC Programme Manager at Catalyst was focussed on implementing My Voice, My Choice, a new approach to joining up health, social care and other services for people with long term health conditions. The aim of My Voice, My Choice is to improve the experience and quality of care for you and support you to achieve better health and social care outcomes, through personalised care and support planning and exploring the options of a personal budget. Gemma was instrumental in setting up infrastructure to enable people to access a personal budget – an amount of money to help meet care and support needs and achieve the outcomes identified in a care and support plan. It gives the person or carer more choice and control over the support and care they receive. It allows them to think of new ways to meet health and wellbeing needs and provides greater flexibility over how and when to receive your care. Gemma is a graduate of Northumbria University and was awarded a 1st Class Honors.