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Acumentice appoints Director of Consulting to drive change in NHS healthcare pathways

London-based healthcare management consultancy Acumentice has appointed a Director of Consulting Services to support the firm’s ambitious growth and diversification plans.

Former Director of Performance & Planning at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Stephen Hall, has been appointed to join the healthcare management consultancy.

Stephen has over 22 years of experience working in the NHS, including working at director level for the last eight years in a mixture of medium and large complex trusts.

Hall’s extensive skills and knowledge in overseeing and delivering targets, including referral to treatment, cancer, and diagnostic waiting times, will strengthen Acumentice’s service offering in supporting the NHS and its ongoing challenges and pressures.

In addition to his NHS experience, Stephen is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Management with distinction.

Managing Director and Founder of Acumentice, Karina Malhotra, commented on the appointment, “We are so pleased to welcome Stephen to our fast-growing team. His role will see him leading on consulting services and associated business development, which will free up some of my time to focus on our diversification – to support the NHS in additional ways.

“Over the next 12 months, Acumentice has highly ambitious growth plans following a 40% growth in turnover during the 22-23 financial year. With Stephen’s addition to the team, we expect to grow the business at similar rates by supporting more NHS organisations in its current challenges.”

Stephen added: “I am delighted to be taking up the Director of Consulting Services position at Acumentice, and I am excited to join a highly skilled healthcare management consultancy that prides itself on delivering expert advice and support to healthcare.

“My role will help identify opportunities where Acumentice can support the NHS to deliver improvement programmes that provide positive change to healthcare pathways and provide director-level oversight of client relationships, ensuring clients receive a high and consistent level of output and service.”

To find out more about acumentice and its team, please visit their website.

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Notes to Editor About Acumentice Established in 2014, Acumentice has been advising, supporting and implementing systems to improve waiting times and transform patients’ journeys across the National Health Service. Karina Malhorta founded Acumentice to share this expertise by developing clear and sustainable methodologies and frameworks. The Acumentice philosophy of adding sustainable value and improving patient experience is at the firm’s heart. Its handpicked team of experts assembles previous NHS frontline leaders and senior management to create innovative, evidence-based solutions to revitalise NHS organisations and systems. About Karina Malhotra Acumentice’s founder Karina is a former NHS Director and senior leader with extensive experience and subject matter expertise in all aspects of elective care management. She has provided expert advisory support to executive teams at some of the UK’s largest Trusts utilising her extensive knowledge and passion for patient care. Karina started her NHS journey on the NHS Graduate Training scheme, moving on to leading operational management roles in the Acute sector. Here, she focused on improving performance through data quality and operational processes and won leadership awards for her work on recovering elective care performance metrics. Karina is a data-driven subject matter expert on Referral to Treatment, Diagnostics and Cancer pathway management and Patient Administration Systems, with a recognised talent for understanding data and system workflows, as well as their impact. Linkedin: About Stephen Hall Stephen has over 22 years of NHS experience, working in strategic, operational and performance roles. Stephen’s experience spans acute, community and commissioning organisations, in a mixture of medium and large complex trusts. Stephen has extensive experience of overseeing and delivering targets, including referral to treatment, cancer and diagnostic waiting times. Stephen is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and holds a Masters of Art (MA) in Management qualification with distinction. Linkedin: For more information, please visit the company website or social media: Website: Twitter: Linkedin:

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