Kate developed an excellent working relationship with colleagues both in the PCT and the County Council. The daily practices that she put in place have proved to be a valuable framework for the team.

Assistant Director Joint Care Commissioning
Primary Care Trust – South Central

I would have no hesitation in employing Kate Bailes again nor would I have any hesitation in recommending her services to others.

Deputy Chief Executive
Primary Care Trust – South West

Kate responded with energy and professionalism and we would have no hesitation in using her services for future projects. She provides an excellent, thorough service and delivers on time.

Head of Service
NHS Trust – South England

Kate demonstrated great integrity in managing a sensitive review and was able to pull out key issues; which as an organisation we were able to take forward.

Deputy Chief Nurse / Head of Clinical Standards
Primary Care Trust – South England

I have been working with Kate for a number of years on various projects and have found her input to be invaluable. . . She is very sensible and gives a balanced opinion on all matters of healthcare.

Managing Director
Independent Health Care Provider

About Kate Bailes MCMI - PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner

Key achievements include:
  • Project Managed a PCT Continuing Care Team and Service to go from poor performance to good; identifying causes, troubleshooting, setting out recommendations & initiating action plans
  • Developed a change programme that included standardising processes, establishing panel procedures/decision-making, reviewing staffing structures, team leadership, data management & reporting, commissioning and procurement strategies to ensure compliance with NHS Continuing Healthcare legislation whilst maximising any financial savings
  • Preparation of Business Cases and Option Appraisals; recommending the future development and design of their CHC and NHS-funded Nursing Care Teams in order to deliver the service now and in the future
  • Developed, through careful management of and negotiation with stakeholders (PCTs, NHS Trusts and Local Authority’s), a range of Operational Policies; these being central to the systems management and procedures
  • Project Managed the development and implementation of new database to record all activity in relation to NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care
  • Reviewed NHS CHC processes and procedures vs. working practice, staffing/skills mix, data management, commissioning and purchasing arrangement – identifying areas of good practice, areas of concerns and areas for development
  • Review of NHS Continuing Healthcare cases using the National Framework and DST
  • Established Service Review (Adult Mental Health) as a result of internal disciplinary hearings which highlighted a number of service/staff failures to follow policy and procedures. The aim of the review was to identify good practice and identify areas for improvement.
  • Developed contractual process and tariff/pricing structure for PCT procurement for NHS Continuing Healthcare including quality monitoring
  • Designed and delivered NHS Continuing Healthcare training programme for clinical assessment staff, case managers and local authority care/team/service managers
  • Implemented new process of recording and reporting Regulation 26 (Care Home Regulations 2001) – monthly visits to monitor the quality of service within care homes
  • Prepared monthly reports for Board of Directors (Care Homes) and Care Quality Commission
  • Analysis of Care Home market; identifying opportunities for business development
An enthusiastic and experienced senior manager working on a cross-functional basis at strategic and operational levels. Demonstrates a commitment to delivering and improving business development and service performance. Proven track record in joint working with the NHS and Local Authorities.

Business Management Consultant skilled in commissioning, business development, change management, strategy and operations; successfully assisting organisations to identify areas for development, project planning, project management, making recommendations and/or implementing solutions; providing objective advice and expertise with the aim of creating value, maximising growth and/or improving business performance and delivery.

Clients include NHS Trusts, Independent Hospitals, Private Clients, Residential and Community Care Services.

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