Helen Parker

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Helen Parker

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Helen Parker’s UK clinical, managerial and academic career in health care spanned 30 years. After a career in district nursing and practice nursing, Helen spent some years developing and managing NHS integrated community services as a Director on Primary Care Trusts. She was also a member of the Department of Health Transforming Community Services Board. Before moving to New Zealand late 2013, Helen was involved in the early design and implementation of Super Partnerships, new models of care and ownership models for general practice and was a senior fellow with the health think tank The Nuffield Trust, UK. Since joining Pinnacle Helen has been leading the strategic development, implementation and evaluation of the Health Care Home and working on Health Care Home #2 innovations.  Alongside her registered nurse qualification Helen has a BSc in Community Health, a Masters degree in Primary Care Policy and Management and is a qualified executive coach.