Bev Fitzsimons

Position
Fellow, Health Policy

Bev joined The King's Fund in September 2009 and led the Patient and Family Centred Care programme, a patient centred improvement programme. Her research interests are in patient-centred care and quality. 

Bev began her career in local government, and then at the academic research unit and Guy's and St Thomas's medical school. She then spent 12 years at the Audit Commission, managing national value for money studies of a range of subjects including maternity services, and services for people with diabetes.

Since then she has worked with the Commission for Health Improvement, and latterly spent five years at the Healthcare Commission, running national reviews of services for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and of the quality of care at Independent Sector Treatment Centres.