Andy is an experienced NHS Manager, formally an Assistant Director of Public Health and Head of Patient and Public Engagement within North West PCTs.
“Following some time teaching and working in the voluntary and community sector I joined the NHS as part of a service providing health promotion activity. Moving into commissioning public health services, specialising in policy activity to drive improvements in wider determinants and substance misuse and sexual health service redesigns, before leaving the NHS in 2013.
At the end of an extensive NHS career I was heading up a corporate services department, including patient and public engagement, and it is in this area that I remain passionate. I enjoy working alongside commissioners and providers to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services, whilst ensuring the best experiences and outcomes for service users.
During my time with OPM, I have been able to utilise my experience inside corporate NHS bodies to help bring about change in policy and procedures and to initiate new projects such as Shared Decision-Making and the use of on-line communities to influence and shape service change and development programmes on behalf of service users.
I currently work as an advisor to a number of public health departments and service providers in the North West and am a board member and volunteer for a voluntary organisation in Merseyside.
I am a keen cyclist and cricketer and enjoy the competitive and social aspect of these activities.”