Andrew’s NHS career spanned 22 years, joining as a national management trainee and progressing to ten years as a Chief Executive of two acute Trusts. He was in the HSJ top 50 CEOs in the NHS.
In consultancy, he has enjoyed working with a wide range of clients and assignments. This has included working with Trusts to plan and deliver major change and improvement, systems to develop new models of integrated care, 5-year ICS strategies and with AHSNs to improve the adoption of innovative technology in healthcare.
Andrew brings real-world leadership experience to health and care consultancy, working alongside and closely with clients. He works as a critical friend, a partner, a facilitator and a colleague on the things organisations most need to improve, progress and get right. He helps them find solutions and approaches that work and will be successful.
Andrew is currently working with a large ICS to support them to develop a new 3 year Digital Transformation Plan. He led a range of ‘discovery’ events over the summer, including workshops with other Transformation programmes (e.g Urgent care, Primary care, Planned care); digital maturity assessment using the new What Good Looks Like framework; and horizon scanning with local academics. Interoperability and digitisation are priority workstreams for the new Plan.
Working with Wessex AHSN, Andrew worked with five Trusts to review how they identify, adopt and implement clinical and technological innovation and provide support to improve this. Andrew wrote a well-received overarching paper Improving the adoption of innovation in acute trusts.
External support and advice to Frimley Health and Care, a first wave ICS, through 2019 as they developed their new 5-year strategy. The process included innovative use of data and intelligence on population health needs and large-scale public and staff engagement. The new strategy, Creating Healthier Communities, is based around six new strategic ambitions with a focus on the relationship with local people through the development of new community deals.
Consilium is on the CCS Management Consultancy Frameworks (MCF1 and MCF2).