Age UK Brighton & Hove Welcomes New Chief Officer

Rachel Cashman (2)

Age UK Brighton and Hove have welcomed a new chief officer: Rachel Cashman.

The Chair of Age UK Brighton and Hove, Rick Williams, said: “Rachel started her career as a care assistant supporting older people in Edinburgh in their homes and in residential care settings. Supporting older people and enabling their voice to be heard is a thread that has run through her career path and voluntary commitments.

“Today, Rachel has over 20 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors and in membership organisations most notably in health and care services, life sciences, education and equalities. Rachel has unique experience of developing transformation and service redesign programmes through inter-sectoral collaboration and the development of networks.

“Most notably whilst working at NHS England, Rachel led the design and establishment of Academic Health Science Networks to translate innovation and academic evidence in to practice and improving population health and individual clinical outcomes.

“The NHS became the first in the world to achieve universal coverage of this model. Rachel also led the process to create the first nationally commissioned network of Genomic Medicine Centres in the NHS, utilising the latest scientific techniques in understanding human DNA in order to better predict, precisely diagnose and personalise the treatment of cancers and rare diseases.

“The launch of our new three year strategic plan coupled with the appointment of Rachel as our new CEO will ensure we can meet those challenges which will inevitably face us in the coming years and ensure we continue the great work we have always delivered. This will mean we will continue to thrive and provide age friendly services and serve as the voice of the 38000+ older people living in Brighton and Hove.”

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