Darren Grayson is an expert in designing and delivering strategic change programmes for health and care systems. He has 28 years’ experience in the NHS, including nearly 14 years as a chief executive of both commissioning and provider organisations.
Darren has led strategic change programmes across large and complex health and care systems including major reconfigurations of acute services and mental health services. He has also had spells working for Strategic Health Authorities directing large-scale change programmes, and in 2006 was part of a team that reviewed the implementation of Public Service Agreements across Whitehall for the No 10 Delivery Unit.
Darren has a particular interest in supporting organisations and health and care systems to collaborate to achieve improved outcomes for patients and taxpayers. He also has a passion for governance and for enabling organisations to improve the way they make decisions and the way their plans are delivered and monitored. As CEO he led a large integrated community and acute services trust and believes that integrating primary, community and secondary health and care services can deliver significant benefits for patients.
Darren was an independent advisor to GGI for a year before becoming a Director in 2017. He has Bachelors and Masters Degrees, a post-graduate Diploma in Health Services Management, and has completed the NHS Top Leaders programme.