Lynda is a prominent leadership voice, author and change activist in the health care sector. She established Health Service 360, an award winning a development consultancy, back in 2001 and spends her time helping leaders and health professionals to lead well, make tangible change, value themselves, and empower their people, while delivering a great patient experience.
Lynda has spent 25 years refining the secret sauce that makes good leaders great. She says that when we choose to live courageously, to explore what's possible, and to make the contribution we are each here to make, we are both happier and more authentic. Just imagine how much healthier our organisations, health systems and societies would be to work in.
With this in mind, she developed the I CARE Framework for Courageous Leadership, which supported 1000’s of health professionals through the Covid-19 pandemic.
She believes it is each of us, not big organisations, religions or governments, that change the world, - little action by little action. Lynda herself is proof of that.
Lynda co-hosts #EndPJparalysis a global social movement reducing physical and psychological deconditioning – particularly in older people. As a non-profit element of her business, she and her team provide a platform for people in health and social care to connect, share best practice and be part of the global movement.
She spent her early career in frontline emergency care. Her journey took her from ward to board. She served as UK Chair for Royal College of Nursing Emergency Care Association for 6 years, leading nurses through periods of rapid role expansion and change.
In addition to her professional role, Lynda has served a number of charities, most recently as a trustee for the Centaurus Trust supporting disadvantaged and disabled young people to enjoy equine facilitated learning to improve their confidence, self-esteem and communication skills.
A regular in the media, Lynda has been featured on BBC radio, local business radio, in industry magazines and interviewed for a number TV shows. She has published a number of books including Get Out Of Your Own Way in 2012, and Accident & Emergency: theory into practice first published in 2000, now in its 3rd edition and still one of the core post graduate texts for emergency care.
Lynda is a champion for the committed and courageous. She believes most of us don't even get close to what we are capable of and it's time to change this, not by working harder or doing more, but by standing in our own imperfect glory. Her message is unequivocal, ‘show up, be brave and do what you believe in’.
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