I have been delighted to work with LH Alliances on our journey in Lambeth. Linda has shared her expertise and knowledge on the principles underpinning and behaviours supporting alliances. She provided excellent support and facilitation for key partnership meetings. She provided very helpful ‘critical friend’ challenge to us as commissioners at key points in our journey towards agreeing our first Integrated Support Alliance and our larger more complex Living Well Network Alliance.
Moira McGrath, Director Integrated Commissioning (Adults), NHS Lambeth CCG & London Borough of Lambeth
We could not have done this without Linda. From the beginning she advised us on the collaboration and alliance, always ready to help in person or by phone and in drafting and reviewing materials. Linda was trusted by everyone which meant she could be an independent negotiator for the final detail of the agreement. Managing everyone’s requests in a fair and transparent way for a multiparty contract is no mean feat.
Denis O’Rourke, Assistant Director Integrated Commissioning, Lambeth CCG
Linda is a fount of Alliance knowledge nationally and was able to navigate us through a new way of commissioning to agree on a future system that would work for us locally.
Her excellent facilitation skills and calm and professional manner were valued in particular during the procurement process and negotiation phase.
Sophie Slater, Co-operative Commissioning, Plymouth City Council
“We have been delighted to work with Linda on our People Powered Health programme. She has been an invaluable source of information on how contracts can deliver good outcomes and she helped our teams get ‘unstuck’ and really move forward. She has had a demonstrable and positive impact on our work – thank you Linda.”
Tina Strack, People Powered Health, Nesta
“It was a stimulating, positive experience, partnering with LH Alliances. Linda’s work around alliance contracting and our Experience Led Commissioning™ approach fit together like a glove. We both learnt a lot and helped each other improve our thinking. I look forward to partnering with LH Alliances in the future and would recommend working with Linda to others.”
Georgina Craig, National Programme Director ELC™
” Linda is a calm and highly effective and professional facilitator; fun and easy to work with but very able to ask searching and challenging questions of the client – just what we needed. “
Sarah Richard, Project Manager, Newcastle Social Prescribing Project
“Linda helped to clarify the range and depth of development work needed to take forward our ambitions for achieving integrated care through an alliance framework. She has helped our thinking enormously.”
Denis O’Rourke, Lambeth Living Well Collaborative, Lambeth CCG
“Linda was great at constructive challenge and at getting an initially disparate group to discover that more integration and collaboration might be in everyone’s interest.”
Professor Chris Drinkwater, Chair NHS Newcastle West and President, NHS Alliance
“Linda was able to guide commissioners and partners to successfully take the next steps to coproduce commissioning. She was both aspirational and motivating as well as practical and pragmatic when circumstances required it. Linda was an excellent and industrious guide without whom I am certain the significant progress we made could not have been achieved .”
Nick Dixon, Commissioning Manager, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
“Linda’s expertise in alliance contracting has added huge value in our work at PwC with clients who are battling with the practicalities of large scale integration across health and social care. Her approach to creating new contracting models is both practical and realistic, her professional experience as a clinician connects her well with our CCG clients.”
Dr Jonathan Steel, Senior Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers