Kate Jarman

Director of Corporate Affairs
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Biography

Kate is director of communications and corporate affairs at Milton Keynes University Hospital. She has worked in the NHS for more than 12 years, leading integrated governance teams (clinical, corporate and information) and communications teams and working across corporate affairs portfolios.

Before joining the NHS, Kate worked in the criminal justice system, leading communications and media planning and responses for major police investigations and criminal trials. She is particularly interested in open, transparent inclusive communication and engagement with staff, service users and communities as a cornerstone of good governance. She is passionate about equal opportunities and representation for women in the NHS.

Kate is a campaigner and activist for change, co-founding Flex NHS, a movement to promote and enable flexible working in the NHS. She co-founded Flex NHS and teamed up with social media influencers and grass-roots campaigners to make flexible working more accessible to the 1.5 million NHS staff. Flex NHS champions flex for all and promotes a better work/life balance as a vital part of recruiting and retaining staff.

Kate regularly publishes work on flexibility and workforce culture in professional publications. She tweets as @flexNHS.

Twitter: @KateBurkeNHS