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Helen Buckingham


Helen Buckingham is part of Kaleidoscope’s Advisory Group.

Helen is a Senior Fellow at the Nuffield Trust, working on a range of health policy issues. She has 25 years’ experience in NHS roles, including senior roles in national bodies, as well as in both commissioner and provider organisations.

A finance professional by background, Helen’s past roles include Director of Strategy and Organisational Development in a mental health trust; PCT Chief Executive; Chief of Staff at Monitor; and most recently Director of Corporate Affairs at NHS Improvement.

Helen has particular interests in the development and implementation of strategies leading to clear delivery of outcomes. She also focuses on the development of effective partnerships within organisations and across systems, and also between public sector bodies and the populations they serve.

Outside work, Helen is sufficiently oenophilic to have gone to the effort of sitting the Wine & Spirit Education Trust level 3 qualification in wine – and achieving a merit. Next stop diploma…

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