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Maria Heard

Maria is responsible for leading the Fit for my Future programme in Somerset, which is a joint strategy led by Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group and Somerset County Council, in collaboration with our partners across the NHS and voluntary sector and is driving the implementation of the Somerset vision.

Maria has over 25 years experience in the NHS, Management Consultancy and Private Healthcare sectors. She trained as a nurse and combines this with a business understanding gained from working within a management consultancy capacity and the private healthcare sector.

Maria uses her clinical knowledge and programme management discipline to work in partnership with stakeholders from across health, social care, patient groups and regulators to develop and deliver healthcare strategy. She has a strong track record in delivering complex programmes across multiple stakeholders and a strength in managing relationships to deliver improved outcomes for patients and the wider health and care system.