How We Work

Insightful Health Solutions are a team of highly qualified professionals and health care consultants with extensive experience within the health sectors. We collaborate together in project teams, so that we can apply our knowledge and experience to help our client to move forwards. We have added Lean Six Sigma project management to our toolkit, ensuring clients receive the most efficient and nimble approach.

We pride ourselves on independence and ability to tailor our services to our clients specific requirements.
Work with clients to identify the right skills and approaches to meet specific needs. We have access to a wider network of experts nationally.
We will ensure that we connect our clients with the right solutions every time, fostering an innovative and dynamic approach to improved services.

Our Ethos

An authentic and inspired approach to consultancy with the added value of delivery. We will work with clients to:

  • Generate growth and improve services in line with the needs of the local health and social care economy.
  • Identify appropriate solutions to address individual challenges.
  • Drive Innovation and support the implementation of the Five Year Forward view and other current policies.
  • Identify opportunities to put research into practice
  • Implement the change!

CEO and Director of Commercial Partnerships

Paula Varndell-Dawes
Paula Varndell-Dawes
Paula has spent much of her career in the life science sector in a variety of roles including marketing, regional sales management and market access. She has also worked in commissioning, service redesign and most recently headed up the Commercial Development arm at the South West Academic Health Science Network.

Paula originally trained as a nurse and after qualifying worked across a number of specialities including surgery, cardiovascular medicines and urology.

Meet the IHS Team

Sarah Linnington
Sarah LinningtonBusiness Manager
Sarah has a background of working within the NHS and for private practice. She supports IHS with the business needs of the company.
Michael Lennox
Michael LennoxAssociate
Michael is involved with the development and delivery of innovative and integrated clinical pharmacy services across secondary-care, primary-care and public health.
Alan McLeod
Alan McLeodAssociate
Alan is a highly experienced NHS innovation support professional with expertise in the areas of innovation evaluation, intellectual property assessment and protection, development of concept clarifying prototypes and license identification and negotiation.
Nigel Edwards
Nigel EdwardsAssociate
Nigel brings his experience, skills and insights gained as an internal communication and employee engagement specialist at organisations like Pfizer, Roche and Merck, spanning more than 25 years.
Jacqui Lyttle
Jacqui LyttleAssociate
Jacqui has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the NHS, in particular in commissioning, service development and payment by result. She has a particular interest in process redesign and service improvement.
David Bearman
David BearmanAssociate
David is currently Chair of Devon LPC, Chair of Devon Cornwall and IOS LPN, Peninsula CRN Pharmacy Champion and Community Pharmacist.
Dr Mark Edwards
Dr Mark EdwardsAssociate
Mark is medically qualified with specialist training in anaesthesia and critical care. He’s a GMC registered drug developer with 25 years pharmaceutical R & D experience.
Laura Ridout
Laura RidoutAssociate
Laura is qualified in Public Health, Social Marketing and Action Learning and brings a broad range of knowledge and skills acquired over 20 years of working in the NHS and Local Government. With ability to gain insights and understanding she is able to develop collaborative and dynamic relationships to enable individuals, teams and organisations to generate their own solutions and flourish.
Alex Major
Alex MajorAssociate
Dr Alex Mayor was the previous Medical Director of one of the largest NHS Trusts in Europe
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