Andy Bacon has been a senior health leader for over 20 years in England and overseas. He has worked in the public and in the charitable/not for profit sectors. He has also worked with and in primary care, community and hospital based services (including specialist tertiary teaching hospitals). He has been involved in both the providing of clinical services and in the commissioning, purchasing and procurement of them.
His particular areas of interest are armed forces health, health system management, developing integrated health care, diagnostics and improving health in less developed countries. He has been responsible for the delivery of new networks and types of providers to enhance the capacity of in the English National Health Service (NHS). He was also the Chief Executive of the only specialist children’s hospital in East and Central Africa. His current job is managing and coordinating the healthcare for serving Armed Forces personnel and those covered by Defence Medical Services, (having served for 13 years in the Army as an infantry officer before his work in health). He is “passionately curious” about finding new ways of improving people’s health. He holds a number of non-executive posts in charitable bodies concerned with the armed forces and international health and is Trustee of Tropical Health Education Trust.