Helen McKenna

Senior Policy Adviser

Helen is a generalist whose role spans the Fund’s policy and communications functions and involves identifying, analysing and communicating emerging policy issues as well as advising on their implications.

Before joining the Fund, Helen was principal policy adviser on health and social care at Which? where her work included campaigns to improve the transparency of dental charges and to make it easier for people to complain about public services.

Helen also worked at the Department of Health as a fast-stream trainee and then as a manager. Her roles at the Department included working on the Health and Social Care Act reforms, leading a review of the NHS Constitution and developing a programme of collaboration on health matters between China and the UK.

Helen has an MSc in health policy from Imperial College, London.

Selected work

23 Mar 2017 | Long read
From ambitious proposals to credible plans
21 Feb 2017 | Publication
How are they being developed in practice?
14 Nov 2016 | Publication
An introduction to the digital agenda and plans for implementation
22 Sep 2016 | Publication
11 Jul 2016 | Publication
An agenda for action
7 Apr 2016 | Article
2016/17 and beyond
5 Feb 2016 | Publication
What it means for health and social care in England
11 Nov 2015 | Publication