Simon moved into management consultancy from clinical practice and has spent the last three years working for the health and care consultancy Carnall Farrar.
Simon trained as a doctor at Cambridge and worked clinically for 8 years in anaesthetics and subsequently in mental health and paediatric services leading a range of service improvement initiatives. He then established an innovative borough-wide adolescent mental health prevention service and designed a national peer mentoring programme.
At Carnall Farrar, Simon has supported the design and product management of a number of digital tools to support Covid planning in London and the national vaccine programme bringing to bear his ability to translate the needs of NHS clinicians and operational leaders into viable solutions. This included leading the product management of a nationally utilised tool that identified inequalities in Covid vaccine uptake and a tool that supported GPs to predict the level of bounce back in activity post covid.
Simon excels in being able to communicate and translate information between clinical, operational and technical stakeholders. Examples of this are numerous, as in Southern England where he was able to support local clinicians to work with finance and strategy leads to understanding what the drivers of their local financial deficit were. Other notable projects have included supporting the development of a national business case for local integrated care and the design of an equitable mental health service offer for an integrated care system
Simon has published extensively on children’s mental health and primary care and is as comfortable communicating with national clinical and operational audiences as he is with data analysts and software developers.