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Ali Bailey

Director of communications, CHUFT and IHT

Ali has over ten years’ experience leading communications in the NHS. Having graduated with an MA in Biological Sciences from Oxford University, her early career was spent at the BBC where she worked as a producer of factual programmes for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. She moved into health communications working for the Department of Health and a London teaching hospital before being appointed as director of communications at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, a role she stayed in for ten years.

After relocating to East Anglia in 2016, Ali worked as head of communications at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust before taking up the joint role of director of communications for both Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust and The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.