Lesley Macniven

Writer, Coach and OD Consultant, Long Covid Support Leadership Team and Employment Group Chair
Lesley Macniven

Lesley Macniven

Writer, Coach and OD Consultant, Long Covid Support Leadership Team and Employment Group Chair

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Lesley Macniven, Writer, Coach and OD Consultant, Long Covid Support Leadership Team and Employment Group Chair

Lesley Macniven MA, FCIPD, is a non-fiction writer, coach and freelance consultant, passionate about workplace equality.  Her work delivering Diversity, Inclusion and Change projects was interrupted when she caught Covid19 at work in early March 2020.  While recovering, Lesley became a moderator, campaigner, spokesperson then Steering Group member for an emerging patient-led group: Long Covid Support (now with 45,000 members).  She led a similar campaign in Scotland, co-founding offshoot Long Covid Scotland in August 2020.

Patient-led campaigning has seen progress in the areas of rehab, research and recognition for the patient-named, poorly understood phenomenon ‘Long Covid’.

In early 2021 Lesley became Chair of a dedicated Long Covid Employment Working Group and joined the SOM led multidisciplinary Long Covid task force.  Both are responding to the impact of Long Covid on the health of our workforce.

Employment group members all bring impressive professional change management, occupational health and vocational rehabilitation skills to their lived experience advocacy roles. They research, collate, disseminate, and communicate insights and information to members and external agencies. Under Lesley’s leadership, they are pooling their multidisciplinary perspectives to co-design innovative, effective solutions to the impacts of Long Covid on individuals and organisations. Partnership working with organisational partners including the CIPD, SOM and The TUC have developed Long Covid resources for managers, employers and Union reps through webinars, podcasts and training interventions.

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The true impact of Long Covid effects on your workforce »

10:20 - 11:00 (GMT)
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge and online