Change that leads to better lives

Crispin Hebron, Associate

Crispin Hebron

Crispin has over 30 years experience working in a range of roles to reduce health inequalities.

As a qualified learning disability nurse and social worker Crispin understands the importance of partnership working and the complexities of systems and boundaries.

Crispin has worked in health and social care roles across all three sectors, locally, regionally and nationally; this has included direct clinical roles, managerial and leadership. Crispin retired from his fulltime Learning Disability Consultant Nurse role in 2019 and from his role with NHS England in 2020, he has since worked independently including developing HEE learning resources along with Skills for Care and continuing his involvement with the Reasonable Adjustment Flag – an NHS digital solution to improve information sharing and reduce inequality in service provision for all people with disabilities.

Crispin is passionate about innovation and change, utilising learning and progressive thinking to develop new approaches and tools. This has been acknowledged through several awards such as the Foundation of Nursing Studies innovation award and the Learning Disability Nurse of the Year award in 2000 in recognition of his work on Patient Held Records, the RCNi Learning Disability Nursing award in 2016 for his involvement in the development of the Health Equalities Framework (HEF) and the Chief Nursing Officers Gold Award in 2020.

Crispin has published widely including many journal articles and book chapters, most recently co-editing a book on the Health and Wellbeing of people with Learning Disabilities with Prof. Pauline Heslop. Crispin has been an active member of a range of networks and forums including co-chairing the UK Learning Disability Consultant Nurse Network, representing Consultant Nurses on the Learning Disability Professional Senate and contributing to the national LeDeR steering groups. Crispin also contributed to the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities as an investigator.

Crispin brings a fresh perspective to challenges, thinking systemically whilst always values and outcomes led.

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