Mary France (Mez) is a certified Prince Practitioner with a proven ability to manage complex stakeholders and navigate the health and care system. She also coordinates Care City’s work around information governance, supporting projects across the organisation and leading our work internally.
Mez joined Care City in January 2018 as a Skills for Care Graduate Trainee. In her first year, she led the implementation of a digital social prescribing tool in primary care as part of Care City’s NHS Test Bed programme. This included an extended placement in a GP practice, supporting social prescribing on the front line. Since becoming a permanent part of the team in 2019, she continues to lead and support a wide variety of programmes of work including NEL’s Digital Community Health Services Programme – Digital Roadmap project, the Innovation Exchange programme (in partnership with UCLPartners), and the Fuel Poverty project in Thames Ward. During the second wave of Covid-19, Mez was seconded to the NHS Nightingale London as a Bedside Learning Coordinator, rapidly adapting to a new role and working under pressure.
Currently, she is leading the NEL PCN Strategic Infrastructures project for NELHCP, working with leaders and clinicians to reimagine local health infrastructure for the next decade, with particular focus on the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) roles. She is also working with the North London Cardiac Network to improve the uptake and delivery of cardiac rehabilitation across NEL, and supporting UCLPartners with the Kailo project, which is a new programme of research and design that aims to work collaboratively with local communities to understand and address the wider issues that may impact a young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
She is passionate in reducing health inequalities, supporting healthy ageing, increasing awareness and implementation of social prescribing and the use of innovative digital solutions across the sector.