Alison Pointu


Alison Pointu is a recently retired executive nurse with a varied nursing career that spans 35 years. Alison is regarded as a knowledge expert in learning disabilities, providing advice and support to the London Strategic Health Authority, Cabinet Office, NHS England and the Department of Health.

Alison spearheaded one of the first acute liaison projects, which influenced the National Strategy for learning disabilities. These changes brought benefits and improvements in patient outcomes. This work was cited as good practice in various publications. Alison also designed a programme of quality improvement through a series of observational visits to commissioned services across the whole patient pathway.

She has also completed a Masters in Health Science (Learning Disabilities Studies) and is currently in the final stages of writing up her thesis of a qualitative research study with women with learning disabilities that will lead to the award of Doctor in Health Research.


Our Services and Solutions

Verita Consultancy Limited is a leading independent serious investigations consultancy for regulated organisations. Based in London and Leeds we specialise in carrying out objective investigations of complex and often sensitive issues in a thorough and progressive manner.

We provide organisations with specialist support and advise them on challenging operational and strategic issues in order to help them evolve and improve. At Verita, we are known for our thoroughness and commitment to producing evidence-based reports and advice that not only withstand rigorous challenge but provide insight and a clear path to resolution or improvement.

Our approach is measured, appropriate and acutely focused on finding solutions. Our approach saves our clients time and money by getting it right the first time.


Areas that we cover include:

Serious incidents

Compliance concerns

Complaint handling

Governance issues

Reviews and inquiries



Quality assessment

Consultancy services

Diagnostic tools

Independent review service

Root cause analysis training