Our Directors are Verity Kemp and Richard Mills. We are a leading provider of consultancy services to the health sector with a particular emphasis on working at the clinical managerial interface. Our aim is to provide tailored support that enables organisations and their people to undertake strategic reviews, to prepare for and recover from the impact of change, for the disruption caused by emergencies and to be able to maintain their reputation and performance.
Verity Kemp has over 35 years of senior management experience in the NHS and healthcare management, having held posts at all levels from hospital to central government, with work ranging from managing major hospitals to developing the national guidance on the organisation and management of Critical Care services.
Verity is a specialist in emergency planning, response and resilience having worked in the former Emergency Preparedness Division at the Department of Health where she led the revision of the NHS Emergency Planning Guidance 2005. Working with her colleague, Rob Ellett, she delivers the ‘Strategic Leadership in a Crisis’ programme to chief executives and on call directors across England, and is working with the Royal College of Psychiatrists to develop training that responds to the outcomes of research into the effect of emergencies on first responders.
She is currently working with the Royal College of Psychiatrists to facilitate a series of seminars that form part of a Constructive Conversation about Social Networks and Positively Managing the Social Determinants of Mental Health.
Verity is also an Associate of the Welsh Institute of Health & Social Care at the University of South Wales. She is also part of the team that delivers the Health Emergency Planning Diploma for Loughborough University.
Verity holds a current National Security Vetting – SC Level Clearance.
Richard Mills is a Chief Executive and Director with over 37 years experience of senior management in the NHS, having held board level posts in Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts. He has an outstanding record of leading and managing strategic change and of effective engagement with the public and across organisations.
Since 2012 has been a Director of Healthplanning, and has undertaken a wide range of roles in the health and associated sectors. From 2014 to 2015 he was Chief Executive of the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC). Since 2015 he has been a Non Executive Director at Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust.
His major areas of expertise include strategy development, high level project management, organisational and service change, and working at the interface of health, local authorities and the independent sector.
His key interests are:
• Reviewing services
• Analysing issues and identifying solutions
• Working with stakeholders, public and local communities
• Facilitating and Identifying consensus
• Reviewing assets and infrastructure