A highly proficient and innovative director, Richard is an authority on winning tenders and delivering services in the community under contract to the NHS.
Richard had a 15 year career in the NHS, more than half of which was at Board level. His key portfolios were in the areas of commissioning and service redesign. In developing his experience in this field Richard has been involved in Institute for Healthcare Improvement initiatives in the UK and organized and led a study tour to Sweden to review service improvement projects in the Swedish Health Service.
Richard’s work on establishing new and improved care pathways has been recognized by two national awards and an appointment as an Associate of the NHS Modernisation Agency, the forerunner to the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.
Since leaving the NHS, Richard’s role has involved consultancy with NHS and private sector health organisations and leadership roles in a number of new start up commissioning and clinician led provider organisations. As About Health’s Operations Director, Richard’s key responsibilities are to secure NHS contracts through successful tendering and to set up and run the portfolio of clinical services offered by About Health and its partners.