Lifecycle Consultancy Services

An experienced team delivering transformation of Diagnostics services

From building networks to transforming delivery – we’ll help you deliver more for less.

With more than 40 years of collective experience, the Lifecycle consulting team brings a wealth of diagnostics experience to our clients in both the NHS and private sector. Since 2008, our team has worked to shape the future of diagnostic services in England and across the globe.

This ranges from supporting NHS Improvement on setting the agenda for long-term changes across diagnostic imaging and pathology services to practical improvement projects focused on empowering NHS teams to achieve sustainability and long-term success.

An ageing population, coupled with an emphasis on increased screening and earlier detection, is increasing the need for fast and efficient diagnostics services. Through our in-depth knowledge and experience in the sector, our team can provide advice and guidance to transform your service to meet the needs of your clinicians and patients.

Chris Fourie


Kathleen Frost

Management Consultant

Antti Leino

Management Consultant

Gabriel Franca

Management Consultant

Corina Sampson

Principal Consultant

Sara Balser

Graduate Consultant

Judy Watson

Project Coordinator

Ishtiaq Ahad

Project Manager

Callum Coode

Graduate Consultant

On frameworks? Yes.

If you would like to acquire Lifecycle consultancy services via a framework, please email Chris Fourie at or via the contact form below.

“The Lifecycle team were able to rise to the challenge of moving our organisations from SOC to FBC in 9 months. They were able to efficiently engage with all Trusts at all levels of the organisation and help us reach an agreed model for a shared service that was externally challenged and verified and which has translated in early wins and cash-releasing savings. Without the Lifecycle team we would not have been able to get our organisations to work together in such a challenging timescale.”

Graham Danks

Black Country Pathology Group Manager

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

“When selecting our preferred pathology partner, Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust was faced with the unique challenge of having to decide between different NHS network options outside our local care system and a local private provider. Chris’ unique understanding of Pathology laboratories, the London Pathology market and the NHSI national consolidation programme, helped us navigate through this difficult decision-making process. The highly commended work completed by him and his team has led to us “

Ben Maguire

Head of Business Development

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust

“The Lifecycle team has an unparalleled knowledge of diagnostics and has been able to guide the team through the development of our procurement strategy and clinical specification development for a future-proof service.”

David Lawson

South East London Pathology Programme Procurement

“Lifecycle has played a key part in helping our three organisations complete both the OBC and FBC for Pathology consolidation in less than a year, despite the challenges posed by the COVID pandemic. Their experience and understanding of the challenges facing Pathology has meant that we able to get agreement on the best way forward fast.”

Ralph Coulbeck

Director of Strategy

Barts Health NHS Trusts

“Pathology has been an ongoing programme for NHS England with limited success being achieved in the last 10 years. In 2016, Chris and his team were instrumental in the design and initiation of launching the new 29 Pathology networks. This project has injected much needed pace in our consolidation efforts and is making great progress nationally.”

David Wells

Head of Pathology Consolidation

NHS England and NHS Improvement

“Kathleen and her team have helped us transform our direct access diagnostics. Through providing better management and coordination of contracts, negotiating cost reduction, identifying opportunities for efficiencies and implementing demand optimisation we have seen year-on-year reduction in activity and spend and improved patient pathways.”

Dr Imran Sajid

Clinical Lead

West London CCG

We’d love to hear from you.

To find out how we can transform delivery of your Diagnostics services to improve quality and drive down costs, email Chris Fourie at or use the form below and we’ll be in touch.