Crispin Atkinson

Leadership Consultant

Crispin (him/he) has extensive management career in NHS primary care and local authorities, with a focus on service development, partnerships and integrating health and social care. He is a specialist in third sector health and social care organisational transformation, service improvement and growth of income. Crispin was an NHS Director for a decade and managed the full range of primary care, community health services, commissioning budgets up to £270M and staff of up to 900.

Since becoming an independent management consultant in 2007 he has had a range of senior interim management roles including Interim Director of joint commissioning in West Sussex, Turnaround Director for South East Staffordshire & Seisdon CCG, and Better Care Fund Programme Director for Staffordshire. He is a programme and project director and manager with extensive experience of establishing and supporting project boards and teams. He has directed major organisational change projects delivering new organisations ranging from 10 to 1200 staff.