Blue River Consulting is a specialist healthcare house that delivers advice and training based upon an intimate understanding of today’s UK health sector. The mission is to be one step ahead of UK health policy by being active leaders in its design and delivery. This is consultancy that makes a real difference you see.
Blue River Consulting comprises a core consultant team plus a large national team of contracted associates.
All consultants and associates have extensive experience, mainly within senior NHS roles. They include senior managers up to and including Chief Executives. They include clinicians of all kinds, pharmacists, finance directors, health economists and expert facilitators. We have associates in social care and on Health and Well Being Boards. There is also an impressive level of pharma market access experience. The difference is that these roles are current and that ensures their advice is formed at the leading edge. Our consultants do much more than observe and interpret – they deliver expert advice and drive change. Their approach is always positive and focused on solutions that work.
The reason they have been so successful in forecasting the current radical NHS change is because they have been central to its design at the point of delivery. They know what is happening because they are at the forefront of leading it and their clients are prominent in what is happening.
Rather than list our staff, we would prefer you to tell us who you need. Our unrivalled ability to run the renowned NHS Preceptorship Programme shows how we can deliver the right people with the right knowledge to meet your need.
David Thorne is the founding consultant and Managing Director. He has more than thirty years of experience in UK health services in NHS management, nursing, pharma market access, academic teaching and consultancy roles. His recent work has included pioneering NHS 111 design and several major QIPP projects. He is currently seconded to a part time role as the Chief Executive of Newcastle West CCG (formerly Newcastle Bridges CCG), widely recognised as one of the country’s most progressive CCGs. He is the current NHS Alliance Acorn Awards CCG Manager of the Year and led Blue River consultants in developing the Newcastle Care Homes Project which was a runner up in the same awards’ Best QIPP Project category.