Claire-Frances leads the Accelerator’s communications and engagement strategy. She joins the team from the south London Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), the Health Innovation Network. Before working in health innovation, Claire-Frances spent over a decade working in front line UK politics. Through-out that time she worked in election strategy, internal governance and as a spokesperson and spinner. Claire-Frances has experience in media relations, stakeholder management and strategic communications. She is passionate about the NHS and how digital innovations can support staff and improve patient health outcomes.