With a career in the public sector spanning two decades, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to my role as head of our adult social care team. I am a deal shaper, consultant and delivery expert in local government and healthcare. I’ve written extensively on the challenges facing adult social care and am a regular speaker at conferences and events.
My expertise includes:
- adult social care transformation and cost saving
- out of hospital healthcare
- urgent care systems
- business case development and benefits realisation
- local government commercial management and revenue raising
- behavioural change and demand management.
I’m particularly proud of working across a local system to improve adult social care services and customer management. Additionally I have also helped the local Clinical Commissioning Groups and providers with their Out of Hospital strategy, bringing together experts in consulting, legal, finance, actuarial services, think tanks and academia. What stands out for me is the role people like me can play in getting the health system and the local government system to share experience, values and understandings.
I am a proud Southendian and outside of work, I chair ‘A Better Start Southend’ which delivers evidence based early intervention for local families and children aged 0-3. Across my charity and professional work the lesson is the same – people have a better chance for health and happiness when they get help sooner.