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Jackie Bell

Head of Service 111 - North West Ambulance Service

I was appointed the Head of Service for 111 in North West Ambulance Service in September 2018.

I started in the NHS in 1990 as a physiotherapist and over the next 31 years the NHS has supported me through a very unique career path.  Specialising in Neuro-paediatrics I ran the motion analysis lab at Sheffield Children’s hospital, then retrained as a paramedic. I grew frustrated only taking patients to ED, so went on secondment to the PCT, which lead to U&E Care commissioning then back into the ambulance service.

I lead the 111 First project in NWAS and was lead for workforce across the North West.