Rachel Abbott


Rachel joined PPL as an Analyst, having previously worked at Diabetes UK. Rachel brings experience in optimising internal processes, analysing and evaluating data and systems, facilitating workshops, and managing responses to change within the NHS and voluntary & community sector.

Since joining PPL, Rachel has been working with system leaders and place-based partnerships to assist them to co-develop their shared narrative and programme of work to better deliver integrated care to patients and residents. She has also been involved in the mapping and design of a new trusted assessor pathway to reduce patient backlog and delayed delivery of care; and in wider Organisational Development work, helping to deliver workshops and analyse the outputs, producing digestible and actionable reports including with one of the largest acute Trusts in England.

At Diabetes UK, Rachel was involved in the design and delivery of a social innovation programme focused on reducing inequality in diabetes care. She advised senior stakeholders across England on how to navigate complexity and co-develop new solutions with their communities. She has also performed needs assessments and provided planning support for health systems improvement for NHS diabetes teams in Southampton and Sunderland.

Rachel is passionate about improving health outcomes for marginalised communities and volunteers with the Food Foundation to increase the nation’s accessibility and intake of vegetables.

Rachel holds a BSc in Human Nutrition, an MSc in Global Public Health Nutrition and is a registered associate nutritionist (ANutr).