McCartney Healthcare Associates is an independent consultancy specialising in the development of innovative and sustainable primary care services to ensure people receive the healthcare they need and deserve.
We believe GP services are integral to the health of our communities and they need support to weather the changing shape of the NHS.
Our values drive everything we do and define our passion for securing the future of primary care services.
- Sustainability: Lasting solutions for the future
- Community: Serving the common interest
- Innovation: Improvements in health and the delivery of health services
- Trust: Our commercial, legal and healthcare sector expertise makes us the advisors of choice
“We are an independent consultancy specialising in the development of innovative and sustainable primary care services to ensure people receive the healthcare they need and deserve. ”
Meet Robert and Stephen
McCartney Healthcare Associates founder and solicitor Robert McCartney first started working in hospitals when he was just 18. His passion for healthcare stayed with him as he studied for his degree and since qualifying as a solicitor he has more than six years’ experience working in the industry.
Previous roles as an in-house solicitor and senior manager for one of the largest community health providers in the country and one of the biggest providers of GP, urgent care and associated services have given Robert a unique insight into the challenges facing primary care providers.
In an environment where the demands on services are increasing and stretching resources to their limits, Robert’s expertise supports practices with innovative, focused solutions to deliver new ways of working that are as good for patient care as they are for your business.
Stephen has been a nurse for over 40 years with roles including Director of Nursing and Director for Quality at various organisations. He joined us from IC24 where he oversaw quality for their GP Out of Hours and 111 services in Kent.
Stephen has a passion for urgent care and how it integrates with primary care. This is based on his history of working within A&E and for urgent care providers across the country. He has developed several performance and governance frameworks focused on this specialty. Between 2009 and 2013, he worked with LCW where he co-wrote and designed the St Charles Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Urgent Care Centres and was seconded to the Westminster PCT to develop the governance for one of the first London 111 pilots.
Stephen was previously the Director of Quality for a large primary care provider where he provided governance support to over 50 GP practices and urgent care services. He co-wrote, mobilised and managed the Dudley Urgent Care Centre which improved the A&E’s 4-hour performance from one of the worst in the country to one of the best whilst converting over 40% of the A&E ambulatory caseload to the urgent care stream.
Stephen supports other organisations in developing and helping to drive the integration of services on behalf of our clients.
'We worked with Robert to help us through our practice merger. His excellent advice, guidance and comprehensive planning made the whole process run smoothly and efficiently. His communication and reassurance to GPs and staff were invaluable. We highly recommend Robert's services to any practices looking to merge.'Dr Vijay Koshal, GP Partner