Your partner for interim executives

Practicus is a leading provider of interim management services delivering highly skilled and experienced professionals.

We offer hand-picked, pre-qualified and fully referenced interims, who are outcome-focussed, and selected to address the areas in which you need support. We offer unrivalled support services to clients and candidates.

Whatever your challenge in commissioning or provisioning health services, we can help. Whether you need a 
single interim or a consultancy project building a blended team of
high-performing professionals – Get in touch.

what we do

Our business is based on building lasting relationships. We go beyond traditional recruiting.
Our knowledge, experience, and extensive network enable us to find creative ways to support your change and transformation goals

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We provide consultants (Band 8A & above and VSMs) to fulfill critical leadership roles and skills gaps. 

Sian Williams, Associate Director
Darren Tollhurst, CEO
Sian Williams & Darren Tolhurst


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Crown Commercial Service Supplier
Government Procurement Service Supplier
Non-Clinical Temporary Fixed-Term
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Digital Outcomes & Specialists

Where WE CaN HeLP

We provide consultants (Band 8A & above and VSMs) to fulfill critical leadership roles and skills gaps. We work with regional ICSs and with national bodies across the UK. Examples of functional assignments include:

Areas we cover in the NHS

Areas we've supported the NHS

We support NHS clients with skilled interim managers to meet a broad spectrum of challenges including:

Executive Leadership
Nursing, Quality, Governance
CQC inspection, Readiness & Compliance
Workforce Planning & E-rostering
Estates & Facilities Management
Environmental Management (net-zero)
Operational Management
Financial Control & Management
IT Systems Implementation
Transformation & Improvement
Performance Management

get in touch

If your NHS organisation needs Interim support – we can help. 
If you are a skilled interim wishing to join our network and community contact us.
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Meet our NHS team

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

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Darren Tolhurst
CEO & Board sponsor
sian williams
Sian Williams
Associate Director
andrew panos
Andrew Panos
Senior Consultant
lisa lloyd
Principal consultant
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shristina manandhar
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Rebecca Connell
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Sonya Byrne

Why Practicus

Practicus consultants take the time to get to know you and your aims, then match people with precision. 

Practicus NHS Placements

All members of our Network have been thoroughly interviewed, referenced and background checked. What’s more, the majority of interims in the network have worked with Practicus many times, giving us absolute faith that they will deliver. 

Healthcare is complex and requires a wide range of skills and expertise, that we can deliver on an interim basis as long as needed. 


Technology is reshaping healthcare and innovators require leaders who can deliver disruptive and game changing technologies. To succeed in this dynamic and evolving  industry, it is essential to prioritise flexible and adaptable solutions. 

We’re passionate about building long-term relationships with our clients based on trust. That’s why we work tirelessly to understand our clients’ unique needs and goals, so we can provide tailored solutions that drive lasting success.

Workplace diversity is the lifeblood of all successful organisations and we help them find the best candidates. Our diversity report on our interim plancements supports this.

Customer Centric

From initial consultation to final hiring decision, we work closely with you to understand your company culture, values, and unique requirements to ensure that we find the best candidate for your organisation.

Roundtable - South
Sustainable Change Within NHS

NHS leaders including COOs, CFOs, CEO’and Turnaround Directors discuss their thoughts and innovative suggestions on how we can deliver and maintain sustainable change within the healthcare sector.  Although pre-pandemic, many of the ideas resonate more than ever.

Roundtable - North
Delivering integrated care

We invited CEOs, Accountable Officers and Programme Directors working in the NHS 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.