Independent Health & Social Care

independent health & Social Care

building leadership, enabling change

We are a leading provider of recruitment services to independent healthcare providers. While specialising in interim management, we offer a wide range of consulting and recruiting services, including leadership recruitment. Our network of experienced senior executives is second to none.  

Our candidates are hand-picked, pre-qualified and fully referenced. We take care of all the detail, so you don’t have to. 
They are outcome-focussed with a track record for delivery. 

Whatever your executive skillset challenges, we can help – whether it’s single interim appointments, consultancy projects or
building blended teams of
 high-performing professionale

what we do

Attract exceptional talent

We help great businesses find great people.

Our services yield results. We respond flexibly and sensitively to the needs of our clients, bringing deep knowledge and drive as part of our approach to providing outstanding candidates and service.  

What distinguishes Practicus is we use our industry knowledge to go beyond a simple skill match to find the right professional, who will be compatible with your culture, values and mission. 

Support our Consultants

Our success lies in our team of consultants, who understand the complexity and challenges of the healthcare market.

Our Community of Experts can give candidates and clients advice to solve real business problems based on their experience. They do this through private discussions, reports or industry-led roundtables.

Their hindsight is your foresight.

Mark Chapman, CEO at Alliance Medical Group

Understand the Challenges

Staying ahead of market trends and challenges helps us to best support the independent healthcare industry. We engage with industry influencers and leaders in round table discussions. This discussion explores what problems technology can bring to achieve  today’s more integrated care ambitions.

how we can help

Our consultants have many years of experience, bringing unparalleled levels of expertise, credibility and trust among clients and candidates. 
Our unique combination of interim management and executive search services help businesses hire the right people with the right skills efficiently.



  • Operations and Performance management
  • Project and Programme management
  • Financial systems management
  • Leading-edge service pathways development
  • Estates & environmental management
  • Workforce planning

Business Drivers

  • Change and Innovation
  • Transformation Management
  • Growth Acceleration
  • Turnaround and Restructuring
  • Digital Transformation
  • Governance and Compliance

Meet our team

Practicus Consultants have a track record in delivering the right candidates with the right skills.
We take time to fully understand your challenges and objectives. We then help you find the right person.
We pre-qualify all our candidates so you can choose the best

andrew vaux - practicus consultant
andrew vaux
Head of Independent Health & Social Care
Lloyd Kitchen-3
Lloyd Kitchen
Senior Consultant Independent Healthcare
Roxy Potts
Roxy Potts
Senior Consultant MH, LD & Social Care
Marcus Latham
MArcus latham
Senior Delivery Consultant
Nina STular
Delivery Consultant

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At the height of healthcare system collaboration in response to COVID-19, we invited Tony Felton, a medical expert and a Catherine Hayes, a transformation expert to discuss how the impetus for integrated change can be sustained and enhanced. Our two experts explored the dimensions of change required to capitalise on the mindset shift that has been taking shape. 

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Community testimonial

Liz Eckert, experienced healthcare Interim Executive, explains how the Practicus Community helped her to tackle the challenge on how to measure need, ahead of making recommendations on where to position urgent treatment services for an NHS CCG.



Healthcare providers in public and independent sectors have depended on agency staff, particularly clinical, to run their business. What was a short-term fix to a capacity challenge has turned into a dangerous over-reliance that threatens patients and profitability. 

We brought together independent healthcare leaders to look at creating sustainable workforce: what worked, what didn’t and what can be done going forwards.

Roundtable-Integrated Care

We invited CEOs, Accountable Officers and Programme Directors in from NHS organisations in the North West to focus on the challenges of delivering sustainable integrated care. The event was led by Sir David Dalton, who also shared his own thoughts on how key challenges can be overcome.