About us

What support do we offer?

Through its expert team, the Academy offers system support in the following areas:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Learning and Organisational Development
  • System Development
  • Quality Improvement
  • Leadership Development
  • Coaching Mentoring and Buddying
  • Workforce Planning

Meet the team

Overall coordination of Academy work is undertaken by a small team of five who meet once a week to look at priorities and issues arising. The team is made up of:

  • Fay Bayliss, Deputy Director of Integration and Transformation,NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs
  • Bina Kotecha – Deputy Director of Learning and Organisational Development
  • Liz McIntyre, Director of Education and Learning, LOROS Hospice
  • Leanne Blanden, Communications Officer, University Hospitals of Leicester
  • Jemini Thakarshi, Coordinator, LLR Academy

Overall membership includes colleagues from across the system – please see our partners page for a snapshot of participating organisations.


Our steering group meets on a bi-monthly basis with work stream updates provided and immediate priorities and actions agreed.

Ultimately the Academy is governed by the LLR Clinical Leadership Group, (chaired by Dr Mayur Lakhani and Caroline Trevithick), and the LLR People Board, (chaired by Andy Williams working closely with Alice McGee, Hazel Wyton and Sarah Willis).  It is through these forums that all strategy, funding and new initiatives are considered.

“I am delighted to support the continued development of the LLR Academy. It is a key initiative and provides a great way of bringing staff together across the system to deliver better care for patients in Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland.” Andy Williams Chief Executive LLR CCG’s

The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Academy is an example of the truly innovative and people centered work that the LLR system does and is proud off.  The Academy puts people and quality at the heart of what we do as a system ensuring that there are more good days for our staff, the population we serve and our patients.  The Academy is a living thing and I’m looking forward to seeing how it continues to grow, develop and support our people.” Alice McGee Executive Director of People and Innovation

Get Involved

Collaboration and partnership is at the heart of all that we do and we welcome input from individuals from all sectors and encourage staff, patients and carers and citizens to get involved. Please use our contact us form if you would like more information on how you can contribute to the work that we do.