“I have worked with Glen over the past 5 years on all aspects of mental health. His expertise, quick thinking and passion for mental health, together with his wide understanding of public services, make him immensely productive and a pleasure to work with”
Dr Fiona Butler
Chair, West London Clinical Commissioning Group
“Glen provided a breath of fresh air, new thinking, drive and insight to the work Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust had commissioned him to do over a period of 6 months. Glen’s commissioning experience was an important bedrock of working with us to develop our Integrated Business Plan as part of our Foundation Trust application. He also supported us with much-needed Board development and a revised performance framework to support our aspiration to be a highly performing organisation.
The quality and timeliness of Glen’s work was of the highest standard and his adept interpersonal skills supported a newly established Board with skillful guidance, reflection and essential challenge.
I would have no hesitation in working with Glen again: his experience and commitment to high quality work raises all of our standards.”
Chief Executive, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
“Glen provided strategic coaching support to a large network of psychological therapy providers over the course of 12 months. He assisted us move from a position of siloed care provision across multiple partners to a ready state for a new alliance contract across providers to deliver improved health outcomes for our residents. Glen’s patient, reflective style helps keep people engaged, and he is an excellent asset to any team”
Deputy Chief Executive
City & Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group
“Glen supported the organisation in revitalising and rewriting our Integrated Business Plan for Foundation Trust application status. He also reviewed our performance management frameworks and undertook various tasks with the Trust Board, supporting strategy and Board development.
The work Glen undertook on behalf of the Trust was completed to a very high standard and we all recognised that had we not had Glen’s contribution, we would not have developed a product to the standard produced. Glen was hard working, extremely personable, but also willing to challenge us to think differently, resulting in us taking better decisions in terms of the future direction of the Trust.
I have no hesitation in recommending Glen to you and would certainly employ him again if the need arose.”
Director of Finance, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
“Glen engaged a diverse range of providers with his excellent facilitation skills and his clear understanding of the central issues from long experience working in the health and care sector. One particular strength stood out. Glen skillfully led the group to share key data that helped lower understandable organisational barriers and demonstrated how this data could support and challenge assumptions to promote better commissioning and provision. With Glen’s help we were able to move from seeing things predominantly from our own positions to seeing the whole system in the round.”
Director of Education & Training/Dean of Postgraduate Studies
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
"Writing my annual report has become increasingly challenging in these competitive and value-for-money times. Glen was able to see through the excessive amounts of information, take a clear strategic overview, and plan with me the best way to present the information to allow the practice’s achievements to shine through. His suggested layout and key themes were excellent and I have been thrilled with the final product. Thank you again."
Dr Dominique Thompson, GP and Director of Service
Bristol University Students’ Health Service
Developing excellence in GP clinical commissioning
“A very well organised programme led by Glen and Geraldine where Mental Health leaders across the capital were able to network, learn and be inspired by the expert speakers that were invited to talk with us”.
“Exciting, energising and hugely informative. The Programme content was very appropriate and has already proved very useful in the real world of commissioning. Glen and Geraldine were very flexible, supportive and great fun as Programme Directors. Lots of people said it was the best course they had been on.”
“A fantastic course, I couldn't recommend more highly the format of the course with a mixture of invaluable knowledge based sessions and exploration of leadership styles with personal insights. The speakers were leaders in their fields and the facilitation by Geraldine Strathdee and Glen Monks was inspirational – if only we all had the same energy. I would highly recommend it and hope that others are able to gain as we have and that as a group we continue to meet”.
Course Participant/GP CCG Mental Health Lead
"I have worked with Glen Monks for over twelve years in areas of strategic development, commissioning policies, project management and evaluations at regional and local level. We are told as management consultants, that before we take on commissions, to make sure that we are confident in the abilities and competence of the person with whom we shall be working. In this respect, I have had complete confidence in Glen. He excelled in researching, in depth, whichever work aspect needed to be reviewed, disseminating his knowledge articulately. He demonstrated the ability to transfer innovation into practice, establishing pioneering substance misuse treatment and support projects locally in London, and regionally in South West England. In recognition of his achievements, he was drawn into the development of national policy by the Government and contributed to statutory regulations and guidance policies. I found Glen to be dynamic, but grounded; quick to grasp the heart of issues, with the ability to differentiate action from activity. He was an excellent communicator, leader, worked hard and achieved goals. As a work colleague, I hold him in high esteem."
Dr. Sally Leaver Management Consultant