IBM / Chief Medical Officer
Mark has over 20 years' experience as a GP in West Yorkshire. He has a long-standing interest in health policy and system redesign and this has led him to work nationally for the last 10 years in a number of clinical leadership roles at the Department of Health, Cabinet Office and, most recently, as executive medical director of the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
He led the work on health data transparency when at Cabinet Office which led to some of the most significant open health initiatives in the world. Whilst in the Department of Health he was National Clinical Director in charge of primary and community care systems and led work on clinical record standards and clinical contents.
He has also been medical director for the Choose and Book programme. Mark led an initiative with the US government on common data and health technology standards which led to a landmark agreement between the UK and US governments. He joined global health informatics specialist MedeAnalytics in May 2014 as European Medical Director where he worked for 3 years developing population health management systems. He also chaired the health analytics group within the national industry trade association for technology, TechUK
Clinically has had an interest in service redesign especially in end of life care and emergency services. He founded and was medical director of one of the largest social enterprise providers in the country – Local Care Direct. Which developed a model of integrated urgent care using multi-professional groups to cover a population of 3 million people. Mark has an interest in population health, clinical quality measurement and the use of technology to optimize care for individuals. He is a faculty member on the primary care home programme at the National Association of Primary Care, a fellow of the Royal college of Physicians and General Practitioners. He is also a non executive director for the British Medical Journal.