Aga is an Assistant Director in the national Children and Young People’s (CYP) Transformation Programme at NHS England. She has worked for the NHS for the last 15 years and has held a range of roles spanning pathway redesign and service integration, complex programme delivery, as well as national policy development and implementation.
Aga has been part of the CYP Transformation Programme since April 2020. Prior to joining the programme, she spent two years working in the national CYP Mental Health Programme, where she led the delivery of two main commitments set out in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: to increase access to CYP mental health services and to improve and expand CYP urgent and emergency (UEC) mental health care. As a national lead for UEC mental health, she led the modelling of NHS Long Term Plan commitments for urgent and emergency mental health care and field-testing of new proposed mental health standards. Before joining NHS England, she spent several years working in commissioning and provider organisations, delivering service improvement projects. Her most recent local role was as part of a Connecting Care for Children project in North West London, which implements more integrated models of paediatric care across primary and secondary services.
Children and young people are a key priority for NHS England. Aga is passionate about improving care and outcomes for children and young people and has championed their needs throughout her career.