Andrew graduated in 1998 from Liverpool University and undertook junior doctor rotation and vocational training across the North West of England until 2002. Covering a broad range of specialisms, medicine, surgery, elderly care, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and emergency care, in various hospitals across the region. Andrew joined a 10,000 patient urban practice as partner in 2002. Motivated by change, Andrew took up the role as Primary Care Respiratory lead in Warrington which started the journey towards health care improvement science, clinical leadership and management.
Various iterations of clinically led service change within the NHS have been tried and Andrew has been at the forefront of each wave as policy shifted. Firstly progressing to Chair of the Professional Executive Committee in NHS Warrington PCT, then establishing practice-based commissioning and ultimately the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCGs) for a borough of over 200,000 people. In 2012 winning the Health Service Journal award and National Association Primary Care award for Commissioning organisation of the year and Primary care Commissioner of the Year. From Chair to Clinical Chief Officer, Andrew has led the team in Warrington to great successes and national recognition for work on Primary Care development, improved access to psychological therapies and community rapid response service.
The NHS has faced a protracted period of financial constraint for over 10 years. This has led Andrew to developing an understanding of system dynamics and cross sector collaboration. Understanding and skills that have been tested by the financial position of both commissioner and providers within the health economy. On two occasions in year action has turned around potential overspends without cuts to service by focussing on data driven and service led improvement. In recognition of this Andrew Chaired the system sustainability group, across health and social care, which resulted in stabilised hospital finances 2018-20 and in 19-20 a circa £80m improvement from opening forecast to closing the year.
-Founder board member of the national NHS Clinical Commissioners network 2012
-Founder member of the North West Coast Academic Health Sciences Network Board and on the panel which pitched establishing the board 2013
-Led a team which won the Prime Ministers challenge fund award of £5.2m to develop new ways of working primary care 2012
-Digital innovation project partnered with CISCO video consultation and automation of hypertension reviews 2014
-Clinical Chair of the Cheshire and Merseyside Urgent and Emergency care network 2015
-Delegate for a Foreign Office project to provide an improvement assessment to Health care systems in Brazil 2016
-Chaired a subregional youth justice Health group to implement therapeutic input into pre court proceedings resulting in reduced criminalisation of children 2018
-Led a successful integrated pandemic response as a category 2 Accountable Emergency Officer for Halton and Warrington’s pandemic response 2020
-As SRO for NHS Support to Care homes in Cheshire and Merseyside oversaw the needs assessment and implementation support and technical solution to facilitate care across care homes in Cheshire and Merseyside 2020-21