Mike Attwood

Specialist Associate

Mike has spent 26 years as an NHS Leader. He has had a long career in primary care commissioning and development. He has recently led engagement on and shaped the draft Primary Care Strategy for Tower Hamlets CCG and worked with Bromley GP Federation on their Board development and business plan. He is presently leading the development of the Primary Care Strategy for North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG.

He took on the leadership of the Total Place Programme radical integration programme for Coventry Solihull and Warwickshire (CSW) in December 2009 and from there was asked to lead the wider collaborative “better for less” transformation, integration and value for money programme across fifteen public sector organisations on the patch.

He joined Coventry PCT as Joint Chief Executive in June 2005 with job-share partner Stephen Jones and was previously Chief Executive at Slough Teaching Primary Care Trust from 2001 – 2005. At Coventry PCT Mike took the organisation through financial turnaround and worked closely with Coventry City Council to establish a newly funded, innovative Health Improvement Partnership as well as agreement on plans for major city centre new health facilities and improved primary care services.

During his time at Slough, Mike established the organisation as a Teaching PCT and achieved strong commissioning and financial performance despite being the most deprived PCT in the south east. Mike achieved a national and parliamentary profile for the PCT through a radical partnership project “Action Diabetes” with Dr. Foster which transformed engagement with clinicians and improved service access.

In 2012/13 he worked as Interim Director for Commissioning and Public Health Transition in Bexley, as a facilitator on the national Leading through Transition programme for Directors of Public Health, Children’s and Adult services and jointly delivered a bespoke Board Development Programme for Slough CCG from 2013- 2015.

He has worked alongside Progress Health Partnerships in the production of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for Bexley Council and supporting both CCG and Council on the development of the Better Care Fund. He has worked with Mike Parker completing a Children and Young Peoples Mental Health and emotional Wellbeing Needs Assessment for Bexley and is currently working to develop a new young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health strategy.

He is a National Trustee for Sue Ryder, an editorial advisor for the Journal of Integrated Care as well as being an accredited Coach. He has worked with GE Healthcare and People Opportunities on the Trafford and Salford Place Based Leadership Programmes. He was a NED of the NHS University.

Other development work includes supporting the 5 year strategy for the Essex system, a governance review for a 5 CCG Collaborative in West London, the OD plan for Oxfordshire CCG and a development event for Barnet Health and Wellbeing Board.

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