Peter is a nationally recognised expert in the use of economic thinking, analysis and intelligence to support strategic innovation in health and care services. He has a particular interest in collaborative working and the delivery of workable strategic change in complex systems.
During his 30 year career with the NHS he has worked for hospitals, health authorities, regional authorities and primary care trusts in the West Midlands in director roles leading on commissioning, planning and strategy. He also has extensive experience in both programme leadership and assurance.
Peter has worked on the development of national policy (including the Operating Framework) and was asked by Department of Health to broker national agreements in relation to payment policies for specialist hospitals. He led a national review of Payment by Results reporting to the then Secretary of county.
Peter has led the development and evaluation of major strategic frameworks for whole economies as well as service strategies at a more granular level and large scale business cases. He has regularly participated in national programmes of strategic work in an advisory capacity. He has led many innovative programmes of work including conceiving of and developing an academic research partnership in digital healthcare with the University of Warwick, and the West Midlands strategic framework, Investing in Health, with its emphasis on early intervention and care closer to home. He is currently driving the use of linked health and care data to give greater insight through a holistic picture of care and resource utilisation at a citizen level.
Peter has built the strategy unit over the last decade, and his proudest achievement to date is the team of people that he has gathered around him and the fantastic feedback they receive for the innovative and important work that they do. Peter’s continued ambition for the Strategy Unit, working with its partners, is to further increase in-house capability to undertake complex strategic work and to offer the NHS, local government and the third sector a proven high quality alternative to expensive external advisors.
Peter studied at Magdalen College, Oxford University, and has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.