Associate Lead Nurse
Karen Farrell is an experienced registered nurse, with a background of district nursing and over 20 years in continuing healthcare (CHC) services at senior level, including several different roles within clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), until joining NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) in 2018.
Prior to joining MLCSU Karen was the QIPP Development Manager at Southeast Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG where she was responsible for writing and negotiating a new CHC / Funded Nursing Care (FNC) service specification for MLCSU to deliver and advised how to redesign the CHC/FNC service in order to increase performance and efficiency, whilst delivering QIPP schemes for the CCGs.
With an eye for detail and the drive and ability to motivate others and implement change, Karen also reviewed systems and processes relating to commissioning individual packages of care for services relating to CHC, children and young people’s care, transforming care, Section 117, complex cases, acute brain injury, and personal health budgets.
This track record of delivering the operational agenda to achieve strategic targets makes Karen a valuable asset to the PHC team.
A real team player, Karen is a great communicator and skilled manager, responsible for leading a range of services and managing CHC clinicians and admin staff within the PHC team.
She remains as passionate as ever about nursing and improving quality of patient care.
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