Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons; England
Helen has been supporting quality improvement in health and care for nearly 30 years. She’s one of only two people who have taken part in every International Forum for 25 years. She’s led and facilitated many nationwide initiatives to improve care across England, including in cancer services, urgent and emergency care, services for people living with dementia and care in the community.
Helen has demonstrated a constancy of purpose and resilience to stay within the system over the years that is rare in internal change agents. She’s managed to keep learning, growing and delivering change. Over time, her focus has shifted from managing big programmes of change to approaches that mobilise and build energy and commitment to change on a very large scale. She supports and coaches leaders of large scale change in healthcare systems across the globe.
Helen has an ability to connect directly with thousands of frontline staff and patient leaders. She is one of the top social influencers in healthcare globally, reaching more than a million people each month through her social media connections, virtual presentations, commentaries and blogs.