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David Thorne

An experienced healthcare professional with an impressive track record of delivery in the NHS and pharmaceutical industry. David is a leading UK authority on clinical commissioning and market access.

Director of Well Up North, the Primary Care Network covering North Northumberland and 80,000 patients. Also a Director of the Northumberland Medical Alliance, an emerging practice alliance/federation.  Former Chair and Non-Exec Director of innovative primary care federations.

Principal Associate to Mtech Access on a consultancy basis providing support to companies across the healthcare sector but primarily pharma, MedTech and diagnostics. Consultancy is focused on UK market access and the application of health policy to company challenges.

Ex-Chief Executive of Newcastle West CCG, one of the more innovative and progressive CCGs in the country. Previously worked in clinical nursing, hospital management and commissioning NHS roles.

42 years experience in UK health services and an authority on GP-led approaches to health care commissioning and integrated service redesign. Project managed the first successful NHS 111 programme in the country and has led serial projects reforming urgent and emergency care modernisation. Other redesign core areas include national award-winning care home admission reduction programmes and the development of the Meet and Move Forward pathway redesign sessions.

10 years in pharma and Medtech market access roles and involved in some of the most successful product launches in the UK. In demand across Europe as a speaker on current challenges to market entry for new medicines. Has supported almost 200 commercial companies in market access through training and advice regarding strategy and customer programmes.

Developed training programmes that NHS and commercial companies use to understand practical NHS finances. Expert in PLICS, real-world data and applied health economics. Advisor to BIVDA, the trade body for UK in vitro diagnostics.

Winner of 2011 NHS Alliance Acorn Awards CCG Manager of the Year, Runner up in 2012 NAPC Vision Awards CCG Manager of the year.