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Louise Patten

Louise Patten

Strategic Advisor, NHS Confederation

Lou is the strategic adviser for the ICS Network, previously the chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners and the Confed director for the ICS Network.
Prior to that, Lou was chief executive of NHS Buckinghamshire and NHS Oxfordshire CCGs, having led the successful bid for Buckinghamshire to become one of the first eight integrated care systems.
Lou has a national reputation for clinical leadership and innovation; as a district nurse she has always maintained her nursing registration, keeping a strong patient-centred focus throughout her leadership career. She became a Fellow of the Queens Nursing Institute in 2021.

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