Trish Hirst

Trish Hirst

Deputy Director My Planned Care Lead, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Trish Hirst has worked in a range of Senior Management posts within the NHS for the past 13 years having worked in the commercial and voluntary sector for the first part of her career. Trish has significant experience in negotiating and managing acute and community sector contracts from a commissioner perspective in addition to leading on the development of a number of nationally recognised digital solutions to support the management of NHS services.

In 2020 when the Covid Pandemic started Trish moved into a national role to support the management of the waiting list backlog including leading the implementation of the national prioritisation and validation programme and the design and delivery of the National Waiting List Minimum Data Set. She has led on the design and management of My Planned Care - the NHS patient platform which provides information to patients waiting for care and treatment within the NHS. Trish is currently Deputy Director of Elective Recovery which retains responsibility for My Planned Care in addition to having delivery responsibility for a number of the national workstreams to support the elective recovery programme.