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Amanda Allen
Amanda Allen

Amanda Allen

Amanda is a PRINCE2 qualified Senior Healthcare Leader & Clinical Governance Specialist, expert in advising on & transforming operational processes across the Healthcare sector to strengthen clinical effectiveness. Her value proposition includes: leveraging 20+ years of clinical, managerial & consultancy experience to effectively apply quality governance & regulatory compliance methodology; developing bespoke assurance & performance reporting frameworks to support strategic business objectives; conceptualising the risk profile of the decision making process to innovate robust systems & controls; and nurturing collaborative stakeholder relations up to board level to support strategic decision making & achieve business goals.

Matthew has worked in healthcare consulting and SME recruitment for more than 13 years. With a track record in project delivery, change management and service transformation, Matthew can co-design and deliver solutions to complex business problems with a no-nonsense approach to sourcing high-calibre candidates. This spans across all industry settings, from operations, finance, HR, procurement, digital transformation and regulatory compliance to name a few.

Matthew Stevenson
Matthew Stevenson

Matthew Stevenson

Jan Lawry
Jan Lawry

Jan
Lawry

Jan is an established healthcare leader, masters level educated senior programme manager with high levels of experience in the NHS, local authorities including public health, private healthcare providers and the charity sector. Skill set includes Programme and Project Management, change management, policy review and rewrites, serious incident investigations and programme evaluations.

Mandy is a clinical governance and risk professional with 30 years’ experience of providing operational management,  leadership and strategic direction across a variety of NHS and independent settings. Strong background in developing and delivering quality frameworks, high quality and evidence based best practice policies and procedures, ensuring that they support and reflect regulatory requirements and company policies and procedures, service user needs, meet medical objectives and incorporate professional guidance. Skilled at developing people and infrastructures to support quality improvement and regulatory frameworks. Excellent project management experience and effective influencing and communication skills across key stakeholders at all levels from ward to boardroom. Operating with transparency, integrity and honesty in order to implement and encourage high standards of patient care.

Mandy Lamond
Blue Skies

Mandy Lamond

Sally Fereday
Blue Skies

Sally Fereday

Sally is a dynamic transformation project and programme manager with over thirty years’ experience, including eight years as a senior healthcare professional, working in Government Departments, Integrated Care Systems, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health Boards, NHS Trusts, and the Independent Sector. Adept at developing roadmaps through stakeholder consultation, setting effective management controls to ensure delivery on time, within agreed cost and quality constraints, overseeing interdependencies, and coordinating project teams. Master of Science degree in Risk Management, including business case development, resource allocation, and benefits realisation. Certified Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management, able to support stakeholders at all levels to identify, evaluate, and manage risks, opportunities, and issues, with measurable controls through reporting and analytical tools.

Paul is a senior manager with over 30 years’ experience in the provision and development of health and social care services on behalf of statutory, private and third sector organisations. A very credible project manager with significant experience of process re-design and implementation of structural change (including people  management). Achieved substantial income generation and service expansion through organic growth and new service contracts (including through formal procurement). An excellent understanding of capital and service re-design project delivery, including a diverse range of activities (project briefing, business case development, stakeholder negotiation).

Paul Harper
Paul Harper

Paul Harper

Gill Barnes
Gill Barnes

Gill
Barnes

Gill is a seasoned, tenacious, and resilient operational and project leader, hospital manager and service transformer. Private & NHS. Primary, secondary, tertiary care and specialist services including oncology and regenerative medicine. Over 30 year’s private acute healthcare management and operational business experience latterly at Director level. Major project & operational management – including new Hospital commissioning, new services commissioning, bids and tenders, independent treatment centre commissioning for the DH, Major IT conversion project for BUPA Hospitals. Relationship building with clinical staff at all levels. Development work for Trust PPUs. Process review and reform.

Rachel is a senior governance professional with over 19 years’ experience of working within the independent healthcare sector, with 7 years at Executive level. A qualified auditor in ISO9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems) ISO27001:2013 (Information Security Management Systems), BS OHSAS Health & Safety Management, practitioner in data protection, regulatory lead for CQC registrations and inspections, Caldicott Guardian Lead and Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, Risk and Incident Manager. Passionate about creating and embedding models of excellence and supporting teams to go ‘over and above’ to demonstrate safe and high-quality services.

Rachel Greening
Rachel Greening

Rachel Greening

Dan Rennie-Hale
Dan Rennie-Hale

Dan Rennie-Hall

A Director of Quality Improvement, Dan has extensive experience of leading and developing quality and governance teams with both budget and staff management responsibilities, having delivered a wide range of quality governance functions in his portfolio including; Risk Management, Incident Management & Reporting (including Serious/Never Event), Patient Experience (including PALs & Complaints), Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response (EPRR), Information Governance, Health & Safety, Clinical Effectiveness, Legal Services (including claims, litigation and coroners). He also have experience of leading at a national level within his roles at Marie Stopes and NHS Blood & Transplant.

John is an established health leader and clinician in the UK and internationally and has worked in the health sector for over 30 years. His most recent permanent role (since 2017) was Executive Director of Operations and Business of the Women’s Wellness and Research Centre, HMC, Doha (one of the largest maternity facilities in the world) with a focus on system performance, business development and delivery and establishing it as a centre of excellence for the Qatari government. Since returning to the UK John has acted a contracting consultant to various healthcare delivery organisations.

John Ferguson
John Ferguson

John Ferguson

Jules Sleater
Jules Sleater

Jules Sleater

Jules is a Senior Clinical Operational Manager with strong background in operational management in both the NHS and private sectors. A passion for the provision of quality healthcare services. Dynamic leader and excellent motivator of staff. Reputation for achieving results-driven and customer focused outcomes in complex and challenging multidisciplinary environments. That rare skillset of operational improvement and hands-on project delivery.

Pat is an independent dual qualified nurse consultant, lecturer, author, safeguarding and dementia care specialist, with advanced theoretical and practical experience and knowledge in relation to adult nursing, adult mental health, education, adult safeguarding, quality assurance, rehabilitation and dementia care gained working in the NHS and private care sector. A trusted SME to all things safeguarding and quality assurance.

Pat Hobson
Pat Hobson

Pat Hobson

Testimonials

"...Amanda and the Quality Thinking team have been superb. They completed the quality reports for the SMT, accessed the key data and provided evidenced-based analysis when putting together the Quality Governance and Assurance framework from scratch. Given this worked spanned across multiple CCGs and NHS Trusts, this was no easy task.

Amanda established clear lines of engagement and quickly became an important member of the senior team. I would highly recommend..."

Louise, Executive Director of Nursing

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