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Louise (Lou) is Director of the NHS Confederation’s ICS Network and Chief Executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, roles that involve directly influencing the Health & Care Bill, working with senior NHS leaders and NHSEI on policy, and being a regular media spokesperson.

Lou has a wealth of experience and a national reputation for clinical leadership and innovation. She qualified as a district nurse and has always maintained her nursing registration, keeping a strong patient-centred focus throughout her leadership career.

Lou was previously Chief Executive of NHS Buckinghamshire and NHS Oxfordshire CCGs, becoming one of the first eight integrated care system leaders. She gained a BSc during her childcare period and her Brunel MBA focused on how patient choice affects the hospital supply chain, published in 2009. She is an HSJ award winner for the nurse-led enhanced home support project, commissioning teams of nurses and carers to provide integrated care for highly dependent patients.