Agencia welcomes new director to drive health and social care strategy

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A company which has built an international reputation for delivering improvements in health and social care and justice for two decades has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new director.
Helen Gibson (left) and Linda Maytum-Wilson

A company which has built an international reputation for delivering improvements in health and social care and justice for two decades has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new director.

Agencia, based at Hessle in East Yorkshire, has welcomed Linda Maytum-Wilson to the post of Health and Social Care Director. Linda will focus on delivering her department’s planned strategy to 2020, and on developing longer term policy.

A solicitor with wide experience of strategic, senior and front-line roles across the public, private and charity sectors, Linda held a number of health and justice roles prior to joining Caritas Anchor House (CAH) in 2010. She progressed to Deputy Chief Executive and then Acting Chief Executive.

Agencia has built its business by bringing together a team of industry experts in a variety of fields, notably health and social care and justice, policing and security. The company has gained national recognition for the success of its Active Recovery Service, which achieved above average recovery rates among registered drug users, and Rewire, a pilot opiate painkiller addiction service. It has also launched Primary Care Direct – a “one-stop-shop” which helps GPs and federations to grow and develop their businesses.

International projects have included working with the Ministry of Health in Tunisia on a new system for coding medical documentation, and developing quality assurance arrangements for five German hospitals providing medical services for UK forces and their families on behalf of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and the UK Ministry of Defence.

Overall, the family firm has delivered more than 400 contracts in 13 project countries and achieved a repeat business rate of 87 per cent. It has transformed entire organisations, developed communities and changed lives with values based on collaboration, practical and realistic methods for making a difference.

Linda said:

I am thrilled to be part of the Agencia team and am committed to extending their valuable work transforming lives.

Health and social care is a people business and I relish the opportunity and challenge of supporting and engaging people at all levels to think and act boldly and collaboratively for high social impact.

Transformational change is about framing and embracing new ways of thinking about need, capacity, leadership and what’s possible.

Agencia’s experience of driving and supporting change and meaningful engagement across the piece – with commissioners, providers, communities, service users and policy makers, both in the UK and internationally – is a sound and reassuring foundation for such innovative and important work.

Helen Gibson, Managing Director of Agencia, said:

I am delighted that we have appointed Linda as our Health and Social Care Director. As well as taking the lead for developing our work in those sectors she will also become a member of Agencia’s management team.

Linda has already made a positive impact on our organisation and I am confident that she will prove a real asset to our clients as we move forward.