Tom is Director of technical healthcare consultancy, Dune. He is passionate about building teams of fantastic people and allowing them to do great work. He leads through doing and is actively involved in the day-to-day technical work of the projects.
Tom started his professional career in General Practice using improvement science to transform his own Practice. From there he moved into NHS management and then into Public Health Medicine. Tom has worked at every level of commissioning in the NHS as clinical director for practice based commissioning, director of commissioning for a primary care trust, medical adviser for specialised commissioning and medical adviser for national highly specialised commissioning. During this time Tom worked with NSCAG, NCG, and AGNSS in the programme evaluating drugs for use in rare diseases that became the NICE process for evaluating drugs for Ultra-Orphan diseases. A key task of this role was turning real-world data into useable clinical evidence.
Tom was director of external relations and then director of research delivery and impact for the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Co-ordinating Centre. During this time Tom oversaw the delivery of a portfolio of more than 800 active research projects across 5 of the NIHR programmes. Tom has worked with a number of pharmaceutical companies supporting the design of research, interpretations of finding and articulation of evidence to facilitate better payer decision-making. As CEO and Medical Director Tom overseas the conduct and delivery of all the programmes of work. Tom is also a Director of the Quality Improvement Clinic and Medical Director of Hypo-Stream and a visiting Professor at Bournemouth University.