Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust , Business innovation & growth manager
Helen Burns is Business Innovation and Growth Manager at BDCFT, helping and supporting colleagues and teams to develop and fulfil their ideas for innovation and growth.
With a career spanning over thirty years in the NHS, Helen has worked in a number of roles including marketing and communications, operational management and business management. Helen holds a Masters degree in Health and Social Services Management.
A firm believer in self-development and growth, Helen uses her skills as a professional coach to support colleagues in their endeavours around innovation development, ensuring that their passion and creativity is channelled into aspirations that add value to patients, carers and colleagues. Helen has been instrumental in a number of Trust-wide engagement programmes aimed at capturing and showcasing stories of talent and innovation, some of which have gone on to receive local and national awards.
When not at work, Helen enjoys nothing more than visiting the Lake District with her family and can also be found volunteering at a Leeds Charity which rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes horses, ponies and donkeys.