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Dr Thoreya Swage


Thoreya has eleven years experience in the NHS both as a clinician (psychiatry) and a senior manager in various NHS purchasing organisations covering the acute sector as well as primary care development. Her last NHS post was Executive Director of a Health Authority with a remit to develop all types of GP Commissioning including GP Fundholding as well as development of the other independent contractors.

Since 1997 Thoreya has run a successful management consultancy business during which time she has developed particular expertise in the field of service reviews and redesign, strategic development, clinical governance, reviews of the evidence, commissioning and procurement with the NHS and independent sector and education and training.

During 2006-2007 she was Deputy Medical Director at the Commercial Directorate at the Department of Health with the responsibility to set up the clinical governance processes for the National Independent Sector Treatment Programme.
She teaches at King’s College, London and previously at Reading University and Queen Mary, University of London, and has researched and written a number of published articles on primary care management.

Thoreya is a Non-Executive Director at Barts Health NHS Trust and at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. She is also an associate at the Oxford Health Experiences Institute.

Over the past year her consulting projects have included a Mental Health strategy for Manchester and perinatal mental health service redesign in South East London.