LH Alliances brings a unique and powerful combination of expert knowledge of public services in the UK as well as extensive experience of alliancing and alliance contracts in other sectors and in other countries.
LH Alliances was established by Dr Linda Hutchinson, a paediatrician with a successful track record in innovation and delivery and wide experience in health, education and regulation. She has teamed up with her brother, Andrew Hutchinson, who developed alliance contracting in the oil construction industry in the mid 1990s where he was an oil rig designer.
Our team is expanding and we can offer a wide range of experience and expertise in public and private sector. All who work under the LH Alliances banner share a passion for creating value through collaboration.
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MB,BS MSc MRCPCH
A paediatrician by background, Linda has held senior roles in the NHS, education and regulation. Her wide experience and skills include:
Linda has a Masters in Medical Education and was a founder member of the team who designed the Graduate Entry Programme at St George’s Hospital Medical School, the first four year medical programme that took non-science graduates.
Following consultant and NHS Trust Director posts, she joined the Office of the Strategic Health Authorities and was its Director for sixteen months. She was the Director of Registration at the newly formed Care Quality Commission, leading the major change programme that registered the NHS, adult social care, dental and primary care services.
Linda’s interest in alliancing developed several years ago when she was looking for business models that drive cross organisational working. She attended the Managing Partnerships and Strategic Alliances course at INSEAD and has been developing the concept of alliance contracting in health and social care settings. Linda is passionate about improving care for patients and people who use services.
Alchimie Pty Ltd is a highly successful management consultancy acknowledged as a leader in relational contracting based in Melbourne, Australia. Alchimie has served many clients in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region over the past fifteen years.
Alchimie is headed by Andrew Hutchinson, Linda’s brother and his co-director, Graham Tuohey. Linda has teamed up with them due to their deep understanding and first hand experience of alliance contracting in many different settings. The family connection has allowed many a conversation over recent years about application of alliancing to health and social care. Alchimie’s skills and expertise is invaluable as we apply mature conmmissioning and contracting in the NHS.