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Christine Armistead
Leeds, London
Director, Head of Health Consulting and Life Sciences

Christine Armistead

I lead large complex transformation and strategy programmes, at local, regional, and national levels, including some of the most challenging projects in the NHS. 

I started my career as an economist in the Department of Health, focusing on inequalities and costing new policies. I moved into health consulting in 2000 and joined the firm after two decades in professional services.

My work has spanned the whole health spectrum across multiple organisation types: charities, social enterprise, private equity, NHS organisations, private sector providers, and universities:

  • Leading the Elective Recovery programme in the Midlands
  • Leading clinical strategy programmes across the acute sector, primary, community and mental health
  • During COVID-19, leading the set-up of asymptomatic LAMP testing for NHS staff
  • Redesigning the fee structure for Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Pathway redesign for three long term conditions in North Yorkshire: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) and diabetes, including implementing remote monitoring
  • Setting up the Integrated Care partnership structure for Northern Ireland as part of the Transforming Your Care Strategy
  • Leading the national Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) programme support in the North of England
  • Leading the national Financial Improvement programme with acute providers in the North of England
  • Leading many NHS financial improvement programmes including with the largest Trust in the country – supporting in the achievement of its challenging control total
  • Designing system wide efficiency programmes across commissioners, providers (acute, mental health and community) and primary care
  • Leading a programme of work with NHS Digital to improve primary care data

I'm passionate about improving outcomes for populations and delivering improvement in the NHS.

Outside of work I enjoy running and walking my three-year old cockapoo. I also have 14 year old twins who keep me pretty busy.

  • PhD Economics
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