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Kate Vaughton – Trustee

Kate Vaughton – Director of Integration / Deputy CEO EEAST

Kate joined the East of England Ambulance Service as their Director of Integration and Deputy CEO in February. In this role, she is leading their integration with the newly formed Integrated Care Systems which includes workforce rotations and improved partnerships with the third sector.  Prior to this, she has been the Director of Integration for West Suffolk FT and the Chief Operating Officer for West Suffolk CCG since 2016.

Born in Essex, Kate completed the NHS Management Training Scheme in the East of England before moving to London, where she held several senior operational roles within Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary’s hospitals.

She then moved to Suffolk to work with the regional assurance team, supporting a portfolio of trust boards to manage performance, governance and strategy, as well as creating and overseeing the regional quality improvement and savings programme.

She later joined the North-East Essex CCG Board as Chief Operating officer supporting the turnaround of Colchester Hospital.

Kate has led on significant large-scale redesign and recovery programmes and is passionate about the scale of the opportunity which integration gives us to address inequalities and transform services for our communities.

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