Lead for Contracting, Commissioning, and Brokerage Services
Deborah Jackson-Howarth has been an integral part of NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) since its establishment in 2013, transferring from the previous Primary Care Trust.
With a remarkable career in the NHS, Deborah’s journey includes significant contributions in waiting list management, specialised commissioning, continuing healthcare (CHC), contracting, and commissioning/brokerage services.
She played a key role in transitioning the CHC service into MLCSU and has led and managed multiple change programs and market management analyses.
Deborah holds a Masters Degree in Transforming Integrated Health and Social Care, and she is currently pursuing a professional doctorate focused on the impact of CHC assessments on integrated care systems and practitioners.
Her extensive experience and expertise make her an invaluable asset as the lead for contracting, commissioning, and brokerage services at MLCSU.
How we can help health systems
Developing health systems
Acting as an independent and trusted partner within the system to facilitate working across stakeholders and integrate elements of the provider system…Learn more about Developing health systems
Workforce resilience and transformation
Supporting systems to build a sustainable and integrated workforce, transforming systems, organisations and the workforce experience to improve resilience.Learn more about Workforce resilience and transformation
Communications and engagement
Supporting ICSs with approaches to design and deliver effective communication, engagement and behavioural insights as a key enabler for system change and…Learn more about Communications and engagement
Digitally enabled transformation and IT
Digitising care and partnering with systems for the transformation of digitally enabled service delivery (and other supporting processes) across vision, planning and…Learn more about Digitally enabled transformation and IT
PHM analytics and decision support
Applying intelligence-led understanding of the health of the population to support the redesign of care and improve patient and financial outcomes across…Learn more about PHM analytics and decision support
Place and primary care transformation
Supporting providers to work together at a place and neighbourhood level to manage common resources, integrate community teams, improve health and reduce…Learn more about Place and primary care transformation
Clinical redesign and provider collaboration
Redesigning how health and care works across England - placing people at the centre of their own health and care and utilising…Learn more about Clinical redesign and provider collaboration
Personalised healthcare commissioning services
Providing end-to-end funded care services, including patients as active partners in identifying their healthcare needs and then commissioning care to meet these.…Learn more about Personalised healthcare commissioning services
Business enabling services
Delivering a wide range of support functions through transactional services, business partnering and transformation that drives efficiencies and releases value and time…Learn more about Business enabling services