Marie Casey

Marie Casey has had nearly 30 years experience of working in the public and not for profit sectors. She has led and managed NHS organisations, large voluntary organisations, and facilitated partnership arrangements with a number of stakeholders in the public, voluntary and community sectors, service users and the general public. Throughout her working life, Marie has attempted to involve service users, patients and the public in the planning and delivery of health and social care services.

Marie has chaired 2 high performing, well-respected Primary Care Trusts which worked with their communities to address severe health inequalities. She currently chairs a large, complex advocacy voluntary organisation which covers 2 regions. She was also the Director of the council for voluntary service in Hastings which promoted voluntary action and the development and provision of good quality local services to meet the needs of all sections of the community. Previous to that Marie worked with young offenders and unemployed youth.

Recent examples of work include:

  • Leading the change management programme to establish a new PCT, building on the successes of the previous PCTs,
  • Leading on a consultation exercise with service users on the reconfiguration of mental health services and the integration of health and social care.
  • Leading a programme to involve patients and the public in developing and implementing plans for health centres
  • Establishing a community forum to enable community groups to actively participate in a very large regeneration programme in Hastings
  • Establishing the Black and Minority Ethnic forum which feeds into the Community Plan
  • Development of a number of advocacy services which enabled the most vulnerable individuals to participate in individual and generic service planning
  • Providing independent change management support to leading voluntary organisations.

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