Dr Amanda Begley
Dr Amanda Begley is Director of Innovation and Implementation at UCLPartners. She supports work across the organisation by building partnerships and expertise to deliver innovation at scale for patient and population benefit.
Amanda’s particular passion is around increasing the pace of innovation diffusion through patient pull and peer-to-peer horizontal (not top-down) approaches. Most recently Amanda co-wrote the national guidelines for Clinical Commissioning Groups on their duty to promote innovation, on behalf of NHS England. She also currently works part time as a GSK Fellow, supporting the generation of collaborative solutions between pharma, academia and the NHS to achieve even greater outcomes for patients.
Following an educational psychology PhD, Amanda joined the NHS as an Assistant and Trainee Clinical Psychologist. Amanda has worked as a commissioner and senior manager across primary, community and secondary care, and has led the implementation of policy. Before joining UCLPartners, Amanda worked as Head of Innovation at NHS London.
“Someone once referred to me as the ‘diffusion woman’ – I took it as a compliment! We will only eliminate unacceptable variations in patient experience and outcomes of care if we adopt and adapt effective innovative practices for the benefit of every patient. There is no silver bullet when it comes to diffusion – working together to crack this challenge is critical.”
"There is no silver bullet when it comes to diffusion – working together to crack this challenge is critical"
Dr Amanda Begley
Director of Innovation and Implementation