Andrew is a General Practitioner with experience of Executive Board leadership roles. He was Executive Partner of a rural group practice in Somerset for 21 years and also ran his own Occupational Medicine business before moving into secondary care Medical Director roles across community, mental health, dental and learning disabilities services. An NHS Executive Director for the past seven years in the South-West and Birmingham with responsibilities for clinical governance, medicines management, research and innovation, information services including Caldicott Guardian and medical and pharmacy Revalidation. Andrew is an experienced commissioner from locality commissioning through PCTs and CCGs as well as having been an LMC representative Commissioning lead.
An innovator and entrepreneur, he has also owned a pharmacy business and been a Board member of the Somerset Symphony Vanguard as well as being nominee partner for directly run GP practices introducing new models of care. He introduced a new community in-reach model of palliative care to Somerset and was involved in the Fit for the future panel into hospice care chaired by Lord Ashdown. He introduced regional clinical investigators to south-west mental health trusts and developed reciprocal treatment arrangements for clinical staff.
Andrew was representative Medical Director to NHS Employers on the national Dental negotiating panel. He is passionate about improvement of outcomes, ensuring consistency and quality of services through reduction in variation. Other interests include addressing inequalities in health with values-based leadership, clinician engagement and collaborative working across health and social care.
He has been a Responsible Officer for 7 years and has been a national RO trainer for 5 years.
He has recently established his own business (Day and Night Ltd) delivering professional mentorship, supporting development of GP networks as well as offering appraisal, RO support and CPD approved training.