Specialist Sector

Healthcare

We understand the many challenges that UK healthcare is facing, whether that is improving cultural safety, operational performance, reducing inequalities or improving public health.

We also know the answers to healthcare improvement lie within the workforce itself. With the expertise of credible professionals, each having more than 40 years of experience in leadership, change management, strategy, and healthcare, we grasp the complex reality of the healthcare system.
We understand the goals

Helping you to deliver the change that you want

01. Your People

In UK healthcare the invaluable asset remains the people who tirelessly work towards the improvement of public health.


We recognise the pivotal role that healthcare professionals play in addressing the challenges faced by the sector. We advocate for active engagement at all levels, as sustainable solutions emerge when those closest to the issues are empowered to drive change.

By fostering a culture of high employee engagement, we not only facilitate effective implementation, but we also equip your workforce with the tools needed to confront future healthcare challenges confidently.

Within the dynamic landscape of UK healthcare, time is of the essence. Our proven 90-day Accelerated Performance CyclesTM are tailored to deliver tangible improvements while maintaining a sense of urgency. These cycles facilitate swift alignment and clarity on objectives, empowering leaders and their teams to execute strategic plans efficiently.

Whether it’s streamlining processes, enhancing patient care, or improving operational efficiency, our process ensures that change initiatives are effectively executed within a 90-day timeframe or through multiple cycles, depending on project complexity.

In the pursuit of healthcare excellence, defining success is paramount. We collaborate with clients to establish clear and measurable outcomes for each 90-day cycle. Our commitment to delivering tangible results extends until these objectives are met.

While we set high expectations for ourselves and our clients, including outcomes beyond mere financial returns, we consider achieving a shared return on investment as the minimum expectation.

We believe in the transformative power of purpose-driven alignment, driving us to exceed expectations and deliver sustainable value to the UK healthcare organisations.

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Our Team

Sector Specialists

With the expertise of credible professionals, each having more than 40 years of experience in leadership, change management, strategy, and healthcare, we grasp the complex reality of the healthcare system.  

Discuss your specific organisational challenges with us and discover how we could help

We believe understanding the specific needs of every client is essential to develop tailored solutions and deliver long lasting measurable results.

Prof. Hilary Garrett CBE

Practice Lead

Background Info

Hilary, CBE, PhD (Hon), MSc, BSc, RGN, RHV, PGCE is an experienced public sector senior leader, recently retired from Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England post at NHS England. Hilary continues to hold a post as a Non-Executive Director for the NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board.

Hilary is a registered Nurse and Health Visitor with over 40 years’ experience of working in clinical, public health and leadership roles in the NHS. She held several Director posts across both commissioning and provider environments in addition to holding a Deputy Chief Executive post for both.

She led many local and national programmes of work focusing on improving quality, safety and the working lives of people in the health and care systems.

Hilary is also an accredited senior Executive Coach and Mentor and is passionate about supporting people to realise and achieve their potential. 

Dr. Raj Patel MBE

Practice Lead

Background Info

Dr Raj Patel was the Interim Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement. He was previously Medical Director of NHS England for Lancashire and Greater Manchester as well as Director of Commissioning for Lancashire. He currently sits on the General Medical Council and the Doctors and Dentists Remuneration Body.

A Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Raj was a GP in Greater Manchester for thirty years and has held senior clinical leadership positions in the NHS, locally, regionally and nationally since 1997 as well as a GP advisor role at the Department of Health.

Raj has worked extensively with broadcast and print media in the past. He is a graduate of Manchester University Medical School and sat on the General Assembly of the university. Raj was awarded an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday honours list 2019 for services to healthcare.

Liz Leinhardt

Consultant

Background Info

Liz, RGN, PGCert Ed, BSc Hons MSc, is a highly qualified healthcare professional with extensive executive and operational experience in top-performing Foundation Acute Trusts, Primary Care, and Commissioning. Her exceptional track record includes consistently delivering performance standards and driving transformational change.

She collaborates with clinical and managerial teams to facilitate service transformation and sustainable change within organisations.

With 30 years of nursing experience and two decades in senior management, Liz possesses a wealth of knowledge in developing and delivering high-quality services.

Mike Gill

Consultant

Background Info

Mike brings over thirty years of extensive NHS experience, including executive roles as Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance.

He has a proven track record in healthcare governance, having led transformation initiatives and improved governance arrangements at various levels within NHS organisations.

Mike’s expertise includes strategic financial planning, quality governance, and risk management. He has supported boards in delivering their strategic objectives and ensuring effective operational autonomy.

As a regular contributor to national board development programs, Mike provides invaluable insights and guidance to healthcare executives and non-executive directors.

John Atkinson

Consultant

Background Info

John Atkinson serves as a consultant at Ninety Days, specialising in driving transformative change within organisations.

With a strategic approach aligned with Ninety Days’ mission, John collaborates with boards and executive teams to create actionable processes for immediate implementation, ensuring measurable outcomes.

With 30 years of experience, John brings a wealth of expertise to Ninety Days. He has designed engagement processes for the UN Food Systems Summit and supported the World Health Organisation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notably, John oversaw the ‘Total Place’ program for the UK Government, demonstrating his ability to lead large-scale initiatives.

His pragmatic, hands-on approach, honed through work with global leaders in various sectors, adds significant value to Ninety Days’ interventions.

Philip Curzon

Managing Partner

Background Info

With over forty years in senior leadership roles in both the public and private sector, Philip uses his experience to ensure that our clients execute the measurable change they have agreed upon.

Philip, along with our team of associates, remain with the client throughout the 90 Day Cycle to ensure that there is no loss of focus and that we adapt to the unexpected.

In his most recent role Philip was CEO of an educational technology company which transitioned from a bricks and mortar publishing house to a global online content provider.

He is also an alumni of Harvard Business School, INSEAD and the Army Staff College. 

Impactful Leadership

We focus on producing measurable improvements in key leadership behaviours that directly impact organisational performance.

By benchmarking leaders against global standards and providing personalised coaching, we empower them to inspire, challenge, and guide their teams effectively.

Through our unique 90-day Accelerated Performance CycleTM, leaders not only develop new habits but also lead projects that deliver tangible economic benefits to the organisation, ensuring a clear return on investment in leadership development.

Organisational Transformation

Our approach transcends mere change management, aiming for profound organisational transformation.

By meticulously assessing your organisation’s culture and leadership perceptions, we identify areas of alignment and discrepancies through our unique “heat map.”

This serves as a strategic guide, enabling targeted interventions and inclusive dialogues with senior leadership teams, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and adaptability that endures beyond our intervention.

High Performance Culture

We instil a high-performance culture within your organisation. By engaging employees in strategic thinking, planning, and execution processes, we empower them to understand their individual contributions to organisational success.

This shift in focus from day-to-day operations to strategic alignment cultivates an environment where excellence becomes the norm, driving productivity, innovation, and competitive advantage.

Arend Welmers

Managing Partner

Background Info

Arend works with our clients to design and deliver a process that drives the rapid, measurable improvements that you require. With over thirty years of experience in performance coaching, Arend has dedicated his career to helping organisations accelerate their performance and achieve tangible results.

A challenging, inspiring and highly regarded coach, facilitator and speaker, Arend has a reputation for designing and implementing interventions that challenge conventional practices and quickly generate value for client organisations.

Recent assignments have seen him designing and leading major leadership development and business change strategies in Lisbon, Paris, Berlin, New York and London.