Katy Saunders

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Health + Social Care team

Senior leadership team

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Katy is our Innovative Finance and Commercial Strategy Lead for health and social care. She is also our Executive Lead for EDI and Chair of our independent Race Equity Advisory Group. 

Building on her leadership of the Care and Wellbeing Fund and the Macmillan End of Life Care Fund, Katy is currently working with six ICB Executive Teams to develop Community Transformation Funds. These multi-million-pound funds combine the expertise and energy of ICBs, national health charities and place-based organisations to improve all-age population health. This work has been published in the HSJ and Healthcare Leader. Katy also provides independent, expert advice to large health charities on market analysis and strategic diversification of their business models.

Katy has deep expertise across all parts of the health and social care ecosystem, having worked both within the NHS and a large healthcare charity. She has previously held strategic, commissioning, innovation and operational leadership roles and has extensive experience of service transformation, cost benefit analysis, outcome measurement and how to successfully scale impact. This includes the development of an HSJ-nominated new model of care for heart failure, the prototyping and scale of the first Macmillan Cancer Navigator, and work to achieve most improved’ NHS Trust for patient experience.

What would be your superpower?

No brainer… flying!

What do you do to unwind?

Read – nothing better than the paper and a coffee.

What’s your favourite board game?

Cluedo: my son is just about old enough now and we are loving it!

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