Professor Nick Harding OBE, Senior Clinical Advisor to NHS England for Integrated Care Systems and Chair for Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group has recently added NHS RightCare to his clinical advisory role. As part of NHS RightCare, Nick’s clinical advisory role will support an increased focus on clinical leadership within the programme and inform our product development and delivery strategy. Nick will be joining Tessa Walton, the Elective Care Transformation Programme and GIRFT on the Future NHS stage at Expo on Thursday 6 September, 1.15pm.
Professor Harding is Chair for Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, actively involved in primary care transformation and leadership development, recognised nationally by awards for its delivery. Nick undertakes a number of roles, locally (Aston Medical School honorary senior lecturer), regionally (LETC member, stroke review, Primary Care Leadership development programme) and nationally (co-chair specialised commissioning, Health Education Advisor, New Models of Care Evaluator and Nuffield leadership panel).
Professor Harding established Modality Partnership (formerly known as Vitality and also a MCP vanguard) with GP colleagues to improve quality of care in the inner city setting of Birmingham, and build a new sustainable type of primary care model for the future. This Super-Partnership is now one of the largest GP provider organisations, with close to 100,000 patients.
In 2015, Nick was awarded an OBE for services to healthcare in Sandwell and West Birmingham and playing an influential national role for transformation in general practice.
Professor Harding has most recently spoken at the national Health+Care event which took place at the ExCel Centre in London at the end of June.