Ian Dalton and Dido Harding pay tribute to Professor Tim Evans

Our Chief Executive and Chair offer their thoughts on this sad news.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the news that Professor Tim Evans died on Friday 9 November 2018. Many of you will have worked with Tim, who was National Director for Clinical Productivity and had worked at NHS Improvement since 2016.

‘Tim made an enormous contribution to the improvement of health care while at NHS Improvement and we were privileged to have had him as part of our team. He brought deep experience and professionalism from his career as a highly respected intensive care physician and his past achievements as medical director at Royal Brompton and Harefield, vice president of the Royal College of Physicians and vice dean at Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

‘He worked tirelessly to help the NHS’s clinicians focus their time and efforts on caring for their patients by making the most of new innovations and technology and finding ways to make the NHS more efficient. It was a sign of the esteem with which he was held by his colleagues that he was recently awarded a gold medal for distinguished service by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

‘We will remember him for the tremendous kindness and respect he showed everyone he worked with. He will be sorely missed by all of us.

‘We offer our sympathies and best wishes to Tim’s wife Emer, their children and his family and friends.

Ian Dalton, Chief Executive of NHS Improvement and Dido Harding, Chair of NHS Improvement