Rachel Yates

Rachel is Executive Director of the GIRFT Projects Directorate at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, as well as Director of the GIRFT programme.

Co-founder of the GIRFT programme alongside Professor Tim Briggs and Rob Hurd, Rachel is also Director of the National Orthopaedic Alliance.

Rachel is a public affairs and clinical management consultancy professional with more than 25 years’ experience, including delivering complex data-driven clinical improvement programmes, managing trade associations, policy development, public affairs, stakeholder engagement, government relations, corporate journalism and public relations, and has been on the membership of a number of key national committees and policy development groups.