NHS England appoints three directors to lead reform plan

13 Oct 15

Three NHS leaders have been appointed to drive forward aspects of the Five Year Forward View, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens announced today.

Dr Arvind Madan, a practising GP based at the Hurley Group, becomes NHS England’s director of primary care. The London-based Hurley Group has pioneered new ways of using technology in healthcare settings and redesigned ways of working across service boundaries.

Madan will also serve as deputy national medical direction to Sir Bruce Keogh.

Cally Palmer becomes NHS national cancer director, charged with leading the implementation of the NHS Cancer Taskforce’s five-year strategy for cancer care improvement. Palmer is chief executive of the Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and will retain this role while seconded to NHS England.

She will also lead new cancer vanguards trialling outcomes-based commissioning to redesign care and improve the patient experience.

The third appointment is Dr Jonathan Fielden becomes NHS England’s director of specialised commissioner. Currently medical director at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts, Fielden is a consultant in intensive care medicine. Alongside Madan, he will serve as a deputy to Keogh.

Announcing the appointments, Stevens said: “These exceptionally high calibre new appointments will strengthen NHS England’s national leadership and its connection with frontline delivery, helping turbo-charge implementation of the Five Year Forward View.”

  • Vivienne Russell

    Vivienne Russell is managing editor of Public Finance magazine and publicfinance.co.uk

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