Mandip joined the Fund in 2013 and for the last 18 months has been seconded to Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital NHS FT as an Organisational Development Consultant. This involved supporting both the establishment of the new 0-25 mental health service Forward Thinking Birmingham and maternity transformation across the Birmingham and Solihull STP working towards a single maternity service. The secondment provided opportunities to put engagement principles into practice as part of ‘real time’ service transformation. It also involved supporting leadership and team integration, developing ways of working differently to deliver the vision of mental health reform and working in partnership across the NHS, private and 3rd sectors.
Mandip has directed numerous development programmes at The King’s Fund including the Emerging Clinical Leaders and Release your Potential programmes, both aimed at leaders early in their leadership career. Mandip is passionate about diversity, inclusion and fair representation in the NHS workforce and has written about this issue for the Fund.
Mandip studied law at Lancaster University, has trained as a facilitator with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has a certificate in counselling and psychotherapy skills from Westminster Pastoral Foundation. She is also trained in numerous psychometric tools used to support development as well as being a trained action learning set facilitator. She is currently completing the ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring.
Before joining the Fund in 2013, Mandip worked as a policy adviser at the Department of Energy and Climate Change; as a policy adviser at the Royal College of Nursing; and as a policy manager at NHS providers. She has also worked as a policy officer at the Human Tissue Authority.