After more than 20 years’ experience as a GP in West Yorkshire, Mark’s obsession with the power of data to deliver better health outcomes has led him to work nationally for the last 10 years in a number of informatics roles at the Department of Health, Cabinet Office and, most recently, as Medical Director of the Health and Social Care Information Centre. He led the work on health data transparency when at Cabinet Office which led to some of the most significant open health initiatives in the world. Whilst in the Department of Health he was National Clinical Director in charge of primary and community care systems and led work on clinical record standards and clinical contents. He has also been medical director for the Choose and Book programme. Mark led an initiative with the US government on common data and health technology standards which led to a landmark agreement between the UK and US governments.
Clinically has had an interseted in service redesign especially in end of life care and emergency services. He founded and was medical director of one of the largest social enterprise providers in the country – Local Care Direct. Mark has a particular interest in clinical quality measurement and opening up data to the public.
Mark joined global health informatics specialist MedeAnalytics in May 2014 as European Medical Director. Mark lives in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire where he loves to cycle and ride horses. His real passion is skiing and he describes himself as a frustrated ski bum!