About us

We are Altogether Better

 

We work with people in health and social care across the UK and beyond to develop Collaborative Practice, a new way of organising that makes life better for everybody. 

About us

Altogether Better is an NHS national network organisation, supporting health and care services across the UK to introduce our model of Collaborative Practice. Our network approach is used in over 130 GP practices and has also been tested in other health and care settings, including acute hospital trusts, mental health, young people’s services and care homes.

 

Our people

Alyson McGregor, National Director

Alyson McGregor, Altogether Better’s national director, has over 30 years’ experience working in a range of roles in the public, private and voluntary sector which meet the health and wellbeing needs of patients, people and communities, including over 9 years NHS board level experience.

Alyson is co-lead of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP Primary Care work stream on self-care and is a founding member of the National Social Prescribing Steering Group which has grown rapidly from 6 founder members to over 1,300 across the UK. She believes a sustainable solution to the challenges faced by the NHS lies in improving the quality of our relationship with people in communities and working together to do things differently. Alyson was selected for inclusion in the HSJ’s inaugural ‘inspirational women leaders’, with the panel describing that “community empowerment is going to be important in the new NHS world and Alyson is visionary”.

About the team

Alyson leads an experienced team of staff and associates who bring a broad range of specialist skills to our work including:

  • Community engagement, development and organising, changing the dynamic between services and citizens

  • Organisational development and whole system approaches

  • Co-production and co-design

  • Approaches to change and leadership based on complex adaptive social systems

  • Developing and leading NHS Leadership development programmes for both clinicians and senior managers

  • Linguistic and discourse analysis

  • Health promotion in the voluntary sector and NHS

  • Evaluation and analysis of qualitative/quantitative data

  • Programme and contract management

  • Training development and delivery in the NHS and voluntary sector

  • Commissioning and design of services

  • Experience of working with and within in academia, the NHS, voluntary sector and primary care.

 
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I was overjoyed to hear that my patients who have been in a static place for many years have significantly reduced their blood sugars, lost weight and also feel much better in their mindset… I feel this way of collaborative working and group education is certainly effective.
— Laura Brooks, Lead Nurse, North Shore Surgery