Meet the team

Dr Linda Edwards, Managing Director

Linda is a versatile leader, organisational change facilitator, clinician and author. A former NHS chief executive she has a breadth of experience in the diverse challenges of supporting and managing stable organisations as well as those undergoing profound change. Linda has specialised in making the seemingly impossible, possible by working with people to resolve issues that get in the way of achieving better health outcomes for people. She believes that the true skill of leadership is to create the environment which enables people to naturally shine. In this way the unachievable becomes very achievable. When she is not working Linda can be found walking the countryside with her dog, Star.

David Hiles, Senior Consultant (London and South East of England)

Over the last 16 years David has worked with the NHS to implement national long-term condition strategies. Having worked in a variety of long term conditions including mental health and HIV, he co-led the development of the first risk stratification tool produced to predict the risk of patients having an asthma attack. He also has significant experience of service redesign, health promotion and developing effective self-management tools. An NLP practitioner, David loves working closely with clients to deliver improved outcomes in diabetes care. The rest of his time is spent pretending to be a Batman with his 4 year old son, William.

Adam Smith, Consultant (North of England)

Adam is our new full time consultant in the North of England and joins the team with a wealth of experience from his background working in provider services, Public Health and commissioning roles. In previous roles he was involved in the successful bid and implementation of the National Diabetes Prevention Programme across Cheshire and the Wirral. Adam will lead on the team’s work across the North of England helping to improve patient outcomes and services in a truly meaningful way. In his spare time, Adam loves spending time with his young family and friends and playing or watching sports. Adam also loves writing about himself in the third person.

Tom Stansfeld, Senior Intelligence and Support Officer

Tom provides the consultancy with the intelligence and support that is required for each project. This includes receiving and dealing with enquiries to the consultancy, sourcing data and intelligence on clients and helping collate and present findings. With an academic background in public health Tom provides the team with epidemiological experience and insight. Throughout his career Tom has worked to help the public and patients understand more about their health and wellbeing including improving self-management of long term conditions and disease prevention. In his spare time Tom will be training for his next long distance run or watching as much sport as he can.

Caroline Plummer, Consultancy Administrator

Caroline joins the team as we look ahead to a busy 2017 to help keep us all in order. With a wealth of experience in the health sector including Primary Care administration Caroline looks after the team’s back office functions while providing key and crucial insights from her past experience. As a trained counselor in her spare time she adds a further dynamic to our growing team. A self confessed London addict, when not busy with work or counselling she can be found exploring the big smoke.