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Cheryl Davenport

Director of Health and Care Integration, Leicestershire County Council

Cheryl Davenport

Director of Health and Care Integration, Leicestershire County Council

  • Cheryl has 26 years’ experience in health and care. Originally an NHS graduate management trainee, her career has involved director level positions covering strategy and policy, commissioning, and business development, as well as regional leadership roles in consultancy and local government.

    Since 2011 she has led joint work operating across NHS and local authority organisations in Leicestershire, setting up Leicestershire’s Health and Wellbeing Board, as one of the Department of Health’s early implementation sites. Between 2013 and 2015 she was also the east midlands regional adviser for local government for Health and Wellbeing Board development.

    Since January 2014, as Leicestershire’s Joint Programme Director for Health and Care Integration, Cheryl has led the planning and implementation of the Leicestershire ‘Better Care Fund’, a multi-agency transformation programme with a pooled budget of £39m.

    Cheryl has lived in Leicestershire since 2005, and has a BA (1990 – University of East Anglia) and MA (2010 – University of Leicester), both in English Literature.

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Andrea Baker

Falls Project Manager, Leicestershire County Council

Andrea Baker

Falls Project Manager, Leicestershire County Council

  • Andrea has worked in the public sector across the Midlands for over 15 years.

    Moving to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council in 2002, she developed one of the first ‘one stop shop’ IAG services for Children, Young People and Families in England, as well as developing pan-European LSC funded programmes and successfully applying for the Department for Trade and Industry Challenge Fund. In 2007 she moved to the working for the Future Programme with Birmingham City Council and Capita Symons.

    In 2009 Andrea was appointed to the role of Head of Central Functions for the Universal Home Access Programme, operated by PWC and BECTA on behalf of the Department of Education. Here she managed the ‘Looked after Children’ programme. Following that she worked at director level, managing the transition of services back into the Department for Education and full programme closure, after which Andrea moved to Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in May 2011.

    Her career has seen significant involvement in Children’s and Adults Social Care, Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS provider trusts, and most recently Health and Care Transformation and Integration. Since January 2013 Andrea has been working on programmes in these areas across the East Midlands and Staffordshire.

    Andrea has a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Marketing; postgraduate qualifications in Strategic Management and Leadership, as well as Programme and Project management. In October 2012 she achieved her lifetime ambition of becoming a published author when “Worlds Apart: Leah” was published.

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Lisa Carter

Unified Prevention Design and Performance Manager, Leicestershire County Council

Lisa Carter

Unified Prevention Design and Performance Manager, Leicestershire County Council

  • Lisa has nine years’ performance management experience, four of which have been within health and social care. Originally a graduate in history, Lisa has developed experience over many years with many different roles.

    She spent the year 2001-2002 working for the Australian government dealing with unpaid fines.

    Over the next 6 years, she went on to develop careers in Credit Control, later qualifying in Land registration as a Civil Servant for the Land Registry. It was working for the Land Registry that she took responsibility of Management Accounting for the office. Here she gained knowledge on unit costs and the development of business based on performance.

    From Central Government, she moved to Local Government and a policy and performance orientated role within a District Council; moving to the County Council in 2012. Her portfolio on joining the County Council included health and housing at a time when Health and Social Care Integration was just beginning to take its roots in Local Government. She built new performance frameworks around this emerging area of responsibility and whilst working with Housing partners began the design of a new service called Lightbulb, which she still works on to date.

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Jude Emberson

Health and Care Integration Manager, Leicestershire County Council

Jude Emberson

Health and Care Integration Manager, Leicestershire County Council

  • Jude joined Leicestershire County Council in 2012 to work on the integration programme, initially working on the Health Transfer Funds programme. She continued on to the ‘Better Care Fund’ programme when it was announced in 2013. Jude provides programme management expertise to help deliver the Integration Programme.

    Jude studied BA (Hons) in Business and Finance at University of Sunderland in 1995. She then went on to work in the commercial sector for a number of years before joining the NHS in 1999. Following that, Jude joined the NHS Information Authority, working in both project support and later in project management roles for a different information projects. In 2005, she went on to work at the University of Nottingham, working as a Business Manager for a service which offered training and data analysis to primary care organisations.

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Carrie Pailthorpe

Lead Analyst for Health and Social Care Integration, Leicestershire County Council

Carrie Pailthorpe

Lead Analyst for Health and Social Care Integration, Leicestershire County Council

  • Carrie is the lead analyst for health and social care integration. She provides data on established schemes and their performance, along with epidemiological evidence for new and established schemes.
    Carrie has been a public health analyst for Leicestershire County Council since 2012 and previously held analyst positions in Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust, as well as at Warwickshire County Council. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics, and a master’s degree in public health

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Rosemary Palmer

Democratic Services Manager, Leicestershire County Council (part time), Evaluation Manager for Health and Care Integration Programme (part time)

Rosemary Palmer

Democratic Services Manager, Leicestershire County Council (part time), Evaluation Manager for Health and Care Integration Programme (part time)

  • Rosemary has been working for Leicestershire County Council in Democratic Services since 2005, starting her current role as Democratic Services Manager in 2015. She was part of the project team which established the Health and Wellbeing Board in shadow form in 2011 and has provided Democratic and Governance support to it since then. She also supports the Integration Executive.

    In July 2016 Rosemary was seconded to the Integration Team on a part time basis to act as Evaluations Manager for the Health and Social Care Integration Programme.

    Rosemary graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Literature in 2004 and a Master’s Degree in Victorian Studies in 2005, both from the University of Leicester.

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Mark Dewick

Programme Manager to Integrate Points of Access, Leicestershire County Council

Mark Dewick

Programme Manager to Integrate Points of Access, Leicestershire County Council

  • Mark began his career with the NHS in 1989, taking on a number of clinical roles as a Nurse. In 2001 Mark left nursing and took up various management roles in both the acute and community provider settings.

    Mark's previous position included the responsibility to ensure the Leicestershire Partnership Trust Community Health Services Point of Access ran efficiently.

    Mark was seconded to the Integration Team in August 2016 to be the Programme Manager for the integration of the varied Points of Access within health and social care. With both his clinical and managerial background, Mark's experience will be a valuable addition in helping to deliver services that are effective, efficient and patient centred.

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Lauren Walton

Personal Assistant to Cheryl Davenport, Director of Health and Care Integration

Lauren Walton

Personal Assistant to Cheryl Davenport, Director of Health and Care Integration

  • Lauren has been working for Leicestershire County Council since January 2017 as a Personal Assistant. Providing general office support and administrative assistance to the Director of Health and Care Integration.

    Prior to this she worked in a similar role as an Executive Assistant, supporting members of the Executive team and Human Resources at Curve Theatre in Leicester.

    Lauren previously completed various administration courses at a Pitman Training centre in Hertfordshire, where she also worked in an administrative role for two years.

    Other roles include working as a Supported Housing Officer for a District Council in Essex, which included assessing the needs of clients in supported housing and in the local community, and putting them in touch with local services.

    Lauren also worked in a large residential care home in Hertfordshire for around five years, supporting adults with many different health conditions, in their everyday lives.

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