Why LB Consultancy?
Established in 2005, with an extensive background in policy development; service transformation; project management; operational management; nursing.
Skilled in writing bids across the healthcare sector - £multi-million bids for: urgent care; primary healthcare; community healthcare; secondary healthcare.
Providing excellent services for patients as well as value for money; becoming a catalyst for collaborative working.
Linda Bywater is the Director of LB Consulting. Linda has a clinical background and is an experienced NHS general manager. As a healthcare management consultant she has worked in primary, secondary and social care, mental health and the private sector. Linda has gained substantial experience of clinical services management and development across secondary, tertiary and voluntary health sectors.
As a nurse, Linda’s chosen specialty was clinical haematology and she quickly rose to become senior nurse/manager of the Oxford Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in 1999. Moving into general management in 2001, she became responsible for operational, performance and budget management of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust’s Cancer Directorate. This encompassed the management of secondary and tertiary services. It also involved close working and negotiation with voluntary sector organisations such as Cancer Research UK. Her achievements included the integration of medical oncology, clinical oncology and haematology services ahead of the development of a new £90 million Cancer Centre. This involved managing the complex integration of clinical, administrative and research services and IM&T systems.
Linda has worked as a management consultant since January 2005. Experience to date includes: contract management and performance monitoring of the Mid and South Buckinghamshire NHS Diagnostic Centre, opened under the Independent Centre Treatment Scheme for the Department of Health. She has also supported the development of a Section 31 Agreement for pooled budgets for adult mental health services; provided project support to a long term conditions analysis in Wandsworth; developed a management support programme for a South London IM&T team, during a transitional period; and facilitated aspects of the Oxford Radcliffe Trust’s strategic review process.
Since gaining her first class honours degree in nursing in 1994, Linda undertook a Masters degree in Cancer Care. She has been chair of the Royal College of Nursing National Policy and Practice Forum on haematology and bone marrow transplant from 1999-2001, and has written several papers and book chapters on nursing topics. Linda has also completed a post-graduate diploma in Public Sector Management from Warwick Business School.