Jacob West is a national lead for NHS England’s New Care Models team. Jacob’s background is in public policy and health management. Prior to joining NHS England, he was strategy director at King’s College Hospital. From 2003 to 2010 Jacob worked in a number of roles at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, ultimately as acting director. He advised two Prime Ministers on public policy in a range of areas including health, criminal justice, and education. He has also worked as a senior policy advisor to the Premier in Queensland, Australia. Jacob was 2014-15 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice at the Harvard School of Public Health and remains an advisor to the Harvard Global Health Institute.