Mike Bell

NHS South West London Integrated Care Board



Mike has more than 20 years of senior NHS Board level experience and is currently chair of NHS South West London Integrated Care Board. Previously, he served as chairman at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, and at Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust Barking Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals Trust.

Prior to moving to Croydon he spent 11 years on boards of Strategic Health Authorities and including serving as both the Interim Chairman and long-term vice chairman of NHS London. Mike was initially appointed as turnaround Chairman at Croydon but since 2013 has pioneered a new model of health and social care with moves to a “total place” model of commissioning and delivery.

He has chaired a wide range of other organisations and networks such as the London Health Observatory, the London Mental Health & Employment Partnership and was a London Health Commissioner for the Mayor of London from 2007 to 2013.

Mike has worked as a management consultant since 1993 and is the principal director of MBARC which provides a range of consultancy projects to national and local public sector bodies across the UK. This includes a number of long-term assignments for the Department of Health, NHS England, and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and London.

He has a strong track record in public health related programmes with a particular focus on health inequalities, diversity and inclusion. He has led a number of national programmes in relation to both sexual violence and for sexual health and HIV. He was the first non-clinician to be serve on the Board of BASHH.

A significant focus of his current work is on leadership development and governance, particularly in relation to health and care integration. Alongside system redesign assignments he delivers individual coaching programmes with senior executive and non-executives across the health sector.

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