Kate Jarman

Kate is Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs at Milton Keynes University Hospital and co-founder of Flex NHS, a movement to promote and enable flexible working in the NHS. Kate 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 staff working in the NHS. Flex NHS champions flex for all and promotes a better work/life balance as a vital part of recruiting and retaining staff now and in the future. Kate has worked in the NHS for more than 15 years, leading communications teams and working across corporate affairs portfolios. Prior to joining the NHS, Kate worked in the criminal justice system, leading communications and media planning and responses for major police investigations and criminal trials. Kate is particularly interested in open, inclusive communication and engagement with staff, service users and communities and passionate about equal opportunities and representation for women in the NHS.