John is an academic doctor rather than a medic having gained a D.Phil. in chemistry from Oxford university.
He joined the NHS in 2002 after 20 years in manufacturing industry, mainly at Director and Chief Executive level.
He is an experienced Director of commissioning and has been closely involved in the development and commissioning of urgent primary care services for many years. He was a member of the National advisory group on the implementation of the Carson review and more recently a member of NHS England’s integrated urgent care steering group
He has been Chief Executive of Urgent Health UK since 2009.