Leon panitzke


Leon Panitzke was one of the founding Directors of Verve and has led on client relations across our health and social care integration and regeneration projects with key stakeholders.

Leon is a communications and engagement specialist, with a track record of successfully project managing programmes. He has worked within the NHS, local authorities and higher education and brings direct experience of co-ordinating programmes with multiple stakeholders from across public and private sector organisations.

Leon has been involved in a broad spectrum of public relations and engagement projects at home and overseas. He is a lateral thinker and ideas person, with strong writing skills, whether for press, print or online and has developed a number of campaigns and advertising concepts. 

He specialises in projects which cross traditional boundaries between health and social care and primary, community and hospital services, and leading communication and engagement for programmes to integrate care across local health economies.  

Leon worked on communications for Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group’s integrated care programme with a remit to promote  integrated care, working effectively across traditional ‘fault lines’ between professional and organisational boundaries; health and local authority social care; and primary, acute and community NHS services.

He managed the launch of a rebranded Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care Programme with a focus on developing a campaigning approach to communicating the programme across relevant stakeholders and seven organisations including King’s Health Partners, Southwark and Lambeth Councils and both Clinical Commissioning Groups.

He developed a new website for the Health Innovation Network South London (the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for South London and King’s Health Partners. 

Leon also provided support to NHS acute reconfiguration programmes in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and SW London, Central and North West London, including planning and running large scale public and stakeholder events.

He ran the programme management office (in partnership with McKinsey and Company) for the development of the South London Commissioning Support Unit.