The Team

To get things done, you need to be able to draw on the right resouces quickly and efficiently.

We have team members who have the relevant experience from working in Trusts, CCGs, NHSE, NHS RightCare etc (see below).  The key is to match the experience to your particular requirements depending upon your specific Business Case.

Delivering innovative solutions to complex problems - second to none

Anthony is a very high calibre finance analyst and business programme lead. His ability and capacity to deliver innovative solutions to complex problems is second to none. If the opportunity arose, I would hire him again without a moment's hesitation.

Professor Matthew Cripps National Director NHS RightCare

Considerable energy

Anthony has been working as an integral part of the project team for the Renal Services Clinical Reference Group (part of NHSE Specialised Commissioning) to develop a Right Care pathway for Chronic Kidney Disease. This project has run from November 2016 until June 2017. Throughout these seven months Anthony has brought his considerable energy and financial expertise to the project. He has been accommodating and maintained good levels of communication with all members of the team. He has proved very reliable and continually updated the team on his progress. Without his drive and focus I sincerely doubt that our project would have been delivered in such a timely manner. He has been very diligent and thoughtful colleague who has worked extremely hard to deliver a complex project. We would certainly not hesitate to work with him on similar project in the future.

Dr Richard J Baker Renal Consultant and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Chair Renal Services Clinical Reference Group, Renal Unit, St. James’s Hospital

Pleasure to work with

I have worked with Anthony over the last 6 months on writing, creating and delivering a new national NHS RightCare Sepsis Scenario Case and strategy across the health care service. Anthony is incredibly enthusiastic, well organised, and innovative and engages teams/experts extremely well, leading to effective problem solving and great consensus solutions.
He delivers on projects and tight timelines, and is a pleasure to work with. I really hope we get a chance to work together again in the future.

Mr Matthew Inada-Kim National Clinical Advisor Sepsis NHS England and Deterioration NHS Improvement

Detailed and considered approach

Anthony came in to help us develop and manage our financial turnaround programme more effectively. It was an extremely volatile and turbulent time for the Trust and Anthony's friendly, calm and approachable manner was welcomed. Anthony's detailed and considered approach to the challenge meant that he created a comprehensive systems solution that delivered a long term answer for the organisation.
I would have no hesitation employing Anthony again and indeed I look forward to working with him again in the future.

Steve Bennett Head of Management Accounts – Bolton Acute

Pick up the issues quickly

I worked with Anthony on the Turnaround Programme at Bolton NHS FT whilst I was Head of Programme Management Office. Anthony picked up the issues quickly and was able to establish processes and systems to capture planned and actual programme delivery. He built relationships with both workstream leads and finance team members to ensure that he understood the plans and was able to validate the financial value of those plans. Anthony is extremely dedicated and professional and I am sure that he will be an asset to any organisation needing clear financial thinking.

Geoff Stokes Acting Head of PMO Bolton Acute

Encouraging conversations

From the outset Anthony made his workshop relevant and structured, encouraging conversations which helped us discover the true value in our service and what it delivers. It is easy to get lost in detail and lose the outcomes you are looking at demonstrating. Anthony kept guiding us back to our outcomes.
Anthony got to grips with our service quickly and applied his ABC8 method, this was refreshing as it was structured, logical and appropriate. I have been looking for this type of training for many years, and attended many workshops, I genuinely think Anthony’s approach is by far the best method I have seen. I would like to use this learning across my other services, to ensure we are delivering on our outcomes and most of all making a difference to the people we support. The third sector will really benefit from Anthony’s services and I would recommend to anyone who is looking to ensure their services truly have an effect on the communities they serve.

Tom Hughes Senior Service Manager – Independent Living, Yorkshire British Red Cross (CCG Partner)

Core member of the team

Anthony worked for me for several months across the 3 CCGs in Leeds. He quickly become a core member of my team and added significant value across a number of disciplines including analytics, finance and informatics. A particular strong point was his ability to combine all those skills together and come out with some excellent insights and innovations. He lead some complex pieces of work in a structure way and worked well with senior leaders across the city.

Alastair Cartwright Director of Informatics, Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups

Always find a better way to do things

I have worked closely with Anthony for six months whilst working at Bradford District CCG on various qipp projects. Anthony is determined to get the job done (he is like a dog with a bone) and this coupled with drive to always find a better way to do things makes him a pleasure to work with. I am looking forward to working with him again in the future.

Dr Taz Aldawoud General Practitioner Clinical Board Member at Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group Digital Clinical Champion at NHS England Director of Clinical Innovation at Local Care Direct


Sir Muir Gray

Muir Gray has worked in the Public Health Service in England since 1972. He has carried out a number of tasks in that time, for example the development of the National Screening Committee and Chief Knowledge Officer for Department of Health. Currently he is working part time as a Consultant in Public Health for the University of Oxford Hospitals NHS Trust, focusing on the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and he is also developing Better Value Healthcare, whose mission is to publish handbooks and development programmes designed to get more value from health care resources.

Lead consultant & Finance lead

Anthony Lawton

Qualified Management Accountant with 10 years financial and commercials experience in industry and 11 years experience within the NHS and Healthcare. Over recent years Anthony has been the lead consultant for all the NHS RightCare "Case for Change" Long Term Conditions scenarios.

 The Manchester PCTs “Points4Life” programme (Anthony’s idea) was the best Public Health initiative there has ever been!” Professor Matthew Cripps NHS RightCare National Programme Director

Commissioning support expert

Sue Thomas

With a clinical background in nursing, Sue has held leading national roles since 1991 this included 18 years as national policy and practice adviser for long term conditions at the Royal College of Nursing. Following this she set up a unique commissioning support organisation for the voluntary sector to ensure service users were at the heart of commissioning. She achieved NHS England niche provider status for commissioning support in 2014.Sue has led a number of service transformation projects in both primary and secondary care as well as providing commissioning mentorship to other voluntary sector organisations wanting to develop their commissioning expertise. She has extensive experience in data analysis, service mapping and service redesign, co-creation of pathways and regularly provides mentorship and coaching to clinicians to support them initiate service change.

GP & CCG Board Member

Taz Aldawoud

Taz has a wealth of experience as a GP including Research & Development, Service Innovation, Care pathway re-design, working closely with technology firms to assess innovative software and hardware solutions in the medical field. He also has a wide variety of experience working as Digital Clinical Champion (NHS England), and Director of Clinical Innovation (Local Care Direct) 

consultant vascular surgeon

Paul Edwards

Paul, educated at the University of Cambridge, is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Fellow of the English and Edinburgh Royal Colleges.
Paul has a special interest in patient pathways and theatre productivity
.He works closely with the British Association of Day Surgery, of which he is a committee member, in improving the efficiency and acceptability of the patient journey between the primary and secondary care interface.He regularly lectures at the University of Chester, assists a number of trusts in their theatre utilisation and transformation programmes and maintains his surgical skills in day theatre.

professor & head of evaluation

Debra de Silva

Debra helps commissioners and providers get the best evidence into practice. She works hands on with CCGs and local authorities to support procurement, run consultations, develop business cases and train the workforce to be more efficient and effective. As well as having extensive research and evaluation skills, she is an experienced change manager and coach, helping teams move forward together to make a real difference to services and care.

information governance expert

Debbie Terry

Debbie is a Master of Information Rights, Law and Practice and a renowned expert in information governance, with unique experience gained from local, regional and national senior management roles within NHS Trusts, East Midlands Strategic Health Authority and the National Information Governance Board. Debbie is highly skilled in the interpretation of complex privacy law and national policy, with an excellent track record of providing clear concise advice and guidance to health, social care and research organisations on their practical application of legal and ethical standards when handling personal confidential data.

patient engagement expert

Ian McDowell

Patient powered medicine has been Ian's mission for more than twenty years. Ian helped NHS England make the Friends and Family Test accessible for people with learning disabilities. He created Both Sides NOW as part of the Prime Minister's Feedback Challenge, a new, mutual way of measuring patient experience which respects and includes the voices of the clinicians. Over the years he has designed, led and managed some of the UK's most successful and innovative interventions to bring about improved patient-system relationships. The much-copied "Communities of Health" programme in East London added thousands of years of projected life expectancy to more than 30 local community groups...

lecturer & lead researcher

Judith Johnson

Judith is a Lecturer based jointly across the University of Leeds and the Bradford Institute for Health Research at Bradford Royal Infirmary. She is an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and holds a PhD from the University of Manchester and a practitioner doctorate (ClinPsyD) from the University of Birmingham. She has a track record in undertaking and publishing health research in leading peer-reviewed journals, books and blog posts. She is highly skilled in gathering and synthesising research literature, evaluating relevant studies, reporting on research findings and hypothesis building and testing. She is also proficient in quantitative data analysis, and can conduct advanced statistical analysis on large datasets.

medicines management expert

Duncan Petty

Duncan is a research pharmacist at the Universities of Leeds and Bradford. His research and practice interests are medicines optimisation especially problematic polypharmacy and managing prescribing change in general practice. Duncan is a director of Prescribing Support Services (PSS) which he founded in 2000. PSS employs over 90 pharmacist working in over 200 general practices to manage all aspects of prescribing from QIPP implementation to reducing GP workload and patient facing services.

change expert

Tammy Watchorn

Tammy is an innovator, facilitator, educator and change agent. 15 years of working in the NHS on projects, programmes, strategy and organisational change she focuses on alignment, engagement and collaboration to ensure successful delivery and immediate realisation of benefits. Much of what I do is virtual to facilitate changing HOW we work to DO different things at SPEED in COLLABORATION.

accounting & finance expert

Tony Flynn

Tony is an Accountant with 20 plus years working for large corporates such as Littelwoods and Stobarts and for smaller owner managed companies. With experience as a Finance Director of a blue chip company and managing large teams of over 50 people, Tony has come to realise that his key interest and drive lies with self-development and he has now extended his competencies to become a qualified coach.“Obstacles and doubts can prevent us from achieving. By unleashing our motivation and taking ownership in a consistent and never ending pursuit of improvement, committed people can be a real force for change”.

Support Members:

design consultant

Gordon Fozzard

Gordon has 18 years of experience in Design and IT Development, in his time, working with no fewer than 29 of the FTSE 100 companies. Clients have included: ABA Research, asCreative, be-good, Bulmers, CTN Communications, G2 Worldwide, GSP, GlaxoSmithkline, Innovision Events, J.Crew, LiveChange, NHS Manchester, Spectrum Motion Media, Worldspan Motivation.

Technical consultant

Martin Houldon

Martin has worked in Technical Design for over 15 years, including the last 10 spent responsible designing and developing internet applications. Clients include: Barker Graves, DoH, Eclat Marketing, Milton, Pedigree Foods, Porcelanosa, PWB Health, Sense Software, Sharp UK, Sony, Sony Ericsson, Tidalwave Technology.