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Karen Taylor

Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Strategy and Integration

Karen joined HPFT in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer, becoming Executive Director of Community Services and Integration in January 2014 and then Executive Director of Strategy and Integration in 2017. She was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in March 2021. Karen is responsible for strategy development, business planning and development and leads the development of integrated care across the Trust, working with partners across the wider health and social care system. She is also the Senior Responsible Officer for the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Programme across the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System.

Karen began her career in 1998 on the NHS Management Training Scheme and has a breadth of experience across the NHS, holding a number of senior roles including Director of Operations of an acute hospital trust and Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Chief Executive of a community services trust.


Email: corporate.office@nhs.net

Tel: 01707 253800

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