Nicola King, Associate
Nicola has a reputation as one of the country’s leading experts in the legislation that set up CCGs and its implications for their governance and decision making arrangements. She acquired this reputation during 2011-13 when she took a secondment from her role as a PCT Assistant Chief Executive to work at the Department of Health on setting up the new NHS commissioning organisations that were later to become known as CCGs. Nicola was involved in writing much of the formal guidance as they were setting up and in 2018 was commissioned by NHS England to update and re-write the model constitution for CCGs in the context of changes to the legislation, guidance policy and CCGs working more closely together.
In the early days of NHS England she established and led a team which set up the successful network of Chief Clinical Officers, commissioned the Good Governance Institute to co-develop the governance toolkit for CCGs and delivered the Commissioning for Value programme for CCGs.
Nicola provides a unique blend of skills and experience drawing on her 26 years experience in the NHS as a clinician and clinical leader in the pharmacy profession as well as a senior manager and leader in the NHS. She now provides independent support to boards in the public and charity sector supporting them to improve their organisations.
Nicola also enjoys being a non-executive director.  She is currently a trustee of a national charity and has previously been on boards in social housing, education and a community interest company supporting troubled young people.
Nicola describes herself as a career butterfly and has actively sought new experiences and challenges over the years, constantly broadening her portfolio. She wants to continue her personal and professional development through thiNKnow.
Outside of work Nicola enjoys music and has recently started to learn singing. She’s enthusiastic but challenged!  Her favourite pastime is travelling with her husband.
Nicola King has worked with Facere Melius on the following assignments:
  • Leadership develop at an NHS Hospital Trust
  • Governance Review at an NHS Foundation Trust
  • Implementing the new model constitution for a CCG
  • Governance review of a countywide not for profit care provider
Nicola has also worked independently on:
  • CCG federation governance review
  • Governing body development in a challenged CCG
  • A vision and strategy for general practice
  • Governance review of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Quality Governance reviews and development
  • Governance diagnostic and trustee training-small charity
  • Strategy support - independent theatre and charity
  • Training of NHS England regional staff - CCG constitutions
  • Conflicts of Interest training (CCGs)
  • Drafting new model CCG constitution for NHS England
  • CCG governance training
  • Myers Briggs analysis and workshops
  • Management review and staff listening exercise
  • Review of bullying in a large A&E department
  • Design and delivery of CCG leaders’ development programme