Alison Westmacott
Job Title:
Associate Director of Primary Care
Team:
Primary Care
Telephone:
07919 303792
E-mail:
alison.westmacott@nhs.net

An expert in primary care with experience as a practice / fundholding manager, Alison has lectured on the Red Book Primary Care contract, implementation of the GMS contract and general practice management. Former Head of Primary Care in Oxford City PCT before joining the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) to produce the national operating model for the Quality Premium.

Alison and her team support CCGs, practices and NHS England across a range of primary care services including the national Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice pilot for NHS England, transactional service consolidation for NHS England regional teams, the  provision of management support to Locally Commissioned Services to 8 CCGs, and supporting practices to develop at-scale organisational forms.

Background

  • Alison has two honours degrees in languages and business studies
  • Alison started her NHS career as a Practice / Fundholding Manager.
  • Alison is an expert in Primary Care having lectured nationally on the GMS contract, worked with clinicians to develop provider strategies and developed the national operating  model for the Quality Premium.
  • Alison completed the Thames Valley SHA / Kings Fund High Potential Leaders Programme in 2011

Skills

  • Subject Matter Expert in Primary Care
  • Robust programme management and problem solving
  • Policy development, interpretation and implementation
  • Facilitation and delivery skills
  • Partnership working and relationship development
  • Managing and leading change
  • Service Redesign
  • Strong communication, influencing and negotiating skills