John Walsh

John was appointed OD Lead at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust in April 2017, having worked for the last 22 years for the NHS at York Street Health Practice, latterly as practice manager. The York Street Health Practice is the medical team for people who are homeless and in the asylum system in Leeds. 

John has a BA in History and Planning and Administration and a Dip Th and MA in Theology.

John has been awarded Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust Clinician of the Year (2013), The Yorkshire and Humberside Leadership Academy Community Leader (2013), Yorkshire Evening Post Community Health Award (2015), Yorkshire Evening Post Overall Judges Winner Award (2015) and the AdsthePoet award for Compassion in Health (2015 and 2016) and was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2015 by Leeds Beckett University for partnership work and work with homeless people, reflecting the partnership he established with Leeds Beckett University on 'How we create the best care and culture in organisations'. 

His work at Leeds Community Healthcare focusses on culture change and wider systems work. John is the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian for the Trust. He sits on the RCGP Yorkshire Faculty Board, as well as on the primary care stream of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP leading on social models and self care / prevention.

John has written many blogs with patients, carers, academics and clinicians about inclusion, human potential and values based work. A lot of his work is to support people see, own and release their gifts. Last year John worked with a Bradford NHS Hospital Trust developing and delivering a leadership module on leadership as humanity and hope.

His present interests are how we create best culture and care, how we support people to flourish, how we support the emergence of community alliances and wellbeing as presence and practice, how we system work across services and organisations and how values should infect our work and organisations.

Twitter: @Johnwalsh88