Channel 3 Consulting: Leo Jones

Channel 3 Consulting, which advises health and care organisations on the use of technology, has recruited Leo Jones as a partner and head of delivery.

Jones is a qualified social worker and children’s services manager with more than 20 years’ experience across consulting and the public sector. He was previously a director at management consultancy Impower, where he led a range of complex whole-system transformation programmes across health and care, with a particular focus in the special educational needs and learning disabilities sector. His work focused on driving earlier support for children with SEND through the use of digital assessment tools, and placing a greater focus on improving longer-term outcomes and supporting independence into adulthood.

Jones said: “Channel 3’s reputation for helping organisations harness the power of technology to transform services for the benefit of citizens and patients continues to grow. With the health and care sectors at breaking point, the need for digital intervention is greater than ever before. Technology can of course drive efficiencies, but perhaps more crucially it can dramatically improve the day-to-day lives of those who deliver and receive vital services.”

John Howard, chief executive of Channel 3 Consulting, commented: “Leo has led some of the UK’s most forward-looking work on improving social care and healthcare services. He shares Channel 3’s purpose of harnessing the potential of technology to improve lives and deliver better care and is committed to helping our clients achieve tangible results for the people they serve.

“His personal experience as a social worker gives him invaluable insight into what service users need, the role technology can play in making services better and how to work effectively with frontline staff to make change happen in a positive way.

“Having Leo in our team will give Channel 3 even more opportunities to help clients overcome the pressures that increasing demand, workforce shortages and tight budgets continue placing on the health and care sector.”

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