Anna Gardiner

Principal Health Policy Officer

agardiner@ncb.org.uk

Anna Gardiner.

Anna is one of our senior policy leads in the Health team working to improve health services and outcomes for disabled children and young people.

Her area of work includes leading our partnership work with the NHS with a particular focus on supporting health professionals to understand what policy means for their practice.

Anna has extensive experience working in the health sector and is passionate about ensuring the rights and voices of disabled children and young people at the heart of all the work we do. Her previous experience includes working with NHS Scotland to develop national networks for children and young people with complex health needs and has worked closely with parents to support them to understand and navigate health services for their children.

She also spent time at the University of British Columbia in Canada, working in a specialist clinical and academic department for children with complex metabolic conditions gaining a unique insight into models of integration across services and the benefits it brings to children, young people and their families.