Alyson McGregor

Alyson has almost 40 years’ experience working in a range of health roles in the public, private and voluntary sector as well as over nine years Board level experience with Bradford and Airedale Primary Care Trusts. Alyson started her working life in public health in Bradford and Airedale in 1983, managing health improvement services.

She has worked at district, regional and national levels and is the co-founder and National Director of Altogether Better, an NHS network organisation. She has many years’ experience of using systems’ approaches and working collaboratively across organisational boundaries with people, to codesign solutions to the challenges and problems that both the NHS and people in communities are facing.

She has worked extensively with primary care for over 10 years, supporting them to implement a new model of care called collaborative practice, with citizens as partners. She has worked with over 30 CCGs across the country, as well as working internationally. In recent years, she has developed social prescribing pilots in Ontario which are being adopted by the Canadian government.

Alyson is a member of the NHS Leadership Academy faculty and part of NHS England’s Personalised Care Leadership Programme team. She was a member of the Prime Minister’s GP Challenge Advisory Group, is a founding member of the National Social Prescribing Network Steering Group and is currently a member of the Volunteering Taskforce set up by the Cabinet Office.

She was voted by the Health Service Journal as one of the top 50 inspirational women leaders in the NHS and was awarded an MBE for services to Collaborative Practice and service development in the NHS, in the 2021 New Year Honours list.

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