Principal Consultant, The Strategy Unit (NHS)
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Fraser Battye works at the Strategy Unit - an NHS organisation that provides advanced analytical and strategic support to health and social care organisations. Fraser is a strategist with a specialism in decision making and leadership. People value his creativity of thought and clarity of expression.
Fraser worked in consultancy before joining the Strategy Unit. There he worked on a multitude of topics, covering most areas of public policy. This includes: neighbourhood renewal, learning disability, innovation, sexual and domestic violence, palliative care, the regulation of synthetic drugs, policy responses to austerity, outcomes-based commissioning and vocational training in rural areas. For more than 20 years, he has gone wherever interest and enthusiasm have taken him.
The variety of topics Fraser has covered is reflected in the range of organisations he has worked for. He has led work for local voluntary sector organisations, UK government departments and Directorates-General of the European Commission. Fraser’s sympathies are local. He believes in subsidiarity, and his interest is in citizens and communities exercising maximum control.
Fraser’s current focus is strategic decision making. He is leading development programmes for leaders in health and social care to improve the quality of decision making in their organisations. Doing so requires the use of approaches from economics, psychology, political science and other disciplines. Fraser works best in multi-disciplinary teams; he enjoys the challenge of drawing on multiple sources of knowledge and practice.
Within the variety of Fraser’s work, there are two unwavering themes: he cares deeply about inequality and he believes wholeheartedly in the benefits of clear, critical thinking.