‘I’ve worked with Steve on a number of occasions and never fail to be impressed. Care Right Now is a healthcare systems development business which truly raises the bar. Great purpose and values, and much needed for care providers and their employees.’

John Rowley, Managing Director, Care Meds Ltd.

‘I have found Steve to be highly skilled at engagement and problem solving and is fast developing a successful company which puts corporate social responsibility at its heart. He is not afraid of confronting difficult issues and working collaboratively and creatively to help solve issues for the benefit of patients.’

Tim Cocks, Owner, Active Plus

‘Steve has worked with the most difficult to engage mental health clients, he has been instrumental in developing new and effective treatment options for clients which have reaped amazing results. He has also been an inspiration in the field of Non medical prescribing having developed thge NMP peer group supervision process for Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust.

Steve’s commitment and motivation has been an example within the organisation.

Kieth Richardson, Team Manager, Assertive Outreach

‘Steve and I were business partners at The Turner and de Bene Consultancy . Steve is an excellent consultant and manager who brings out the pertinet issues and challenges in a clear and robust manner. He always delivers on time and within budget. All the clients he worked with across acute and community health services were without fail pleased with the quality of his work. It was great working with Steve and I miss his intellect and creativity.’

Jill DeBene MSc MIHM MBCS ,Transformation Specialist


Patient Led Clinical Education 

This novel approach involves people attending a group session on medicines, and then having the option of reviewing their medicines individually in a 3/4-hour session with two health professionals (e.g., a prescriber and a pharmacist).

We provide people with their own notes in the form of a written action plan, which they can share with clinicians. We also give advice on trusted sources of information, on questions to ask doctors and we jointly develop group specific resource pages as a ‘spin off’ to this work.

This work is published on the NICE web site as a shared learning example: https://www.nice.org.uk/sharedlearning/patient-led-clinical-medicines-reviews


‘Steve demonstrates a high level of both personal and professional integrity. His clarity on work tasks have led to the deadline completion of a huge project he has been commissioned to support to get off the ground in Cornwall. His skills from his varied past in health, IT and within mental health with (non-medical prescribing) NMP made him a perfect candidate to deliver on task in relation to Cornwall Drug and Alcohol teams prescribing project. I would strongly recommend.’

Hazel Roberts, Team Leader Cornwall Drug & Alcohol Team (2012)