Leader of large-scale change and improvement activist.
Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020.
Awarded the Order of the British Empire in December 2000 for her services to healthcare.
Conceived The School for Health and Care Radicals, which are currently included in “Britain’s 50 new radicals” list sponsored by The Observer.
Thought leader and innovator within the English National Health Service (NHS) – the second largest healthcare system in the world – Bevan seeks out and blends new ideas on change with a deep understanding of implementing change in complex systems.
A thirty year career as an internal change agent in the NHS. Set up NHS Change Day, the largest ever day of action for improvement in healthcare, 60,000 people have been through the virtual School for Change Agents which she established, She reaches more than a million people each month through her social media connections, virtual presentations, curation of ideas and commentaries.
The New Era of Thinking and Practice in Change and Transformation: A Call to Action for Leaders of Health and Care (with Steve Fairman); Leading Large Scale Change: A Practical Guide; The School for Change Agents (massive open online community).
“Tackling change in such a mammoth organization demands skills and
energy of the highest order.”
Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50