Jim Easton has been an executive in the healthcare system in England for over 25 years. He has held leadership positions in hospital services, mental health, primary care and national policy.
In 2009 Jim took on the role of National Director of Transformation for the National Health Service (NHS) in England, responsible for the programme to deliver £20b of efficiency savings whilst improving quality across the whole range of NHS services.
In February 2012 Jim took up post as the Managing Director of Health for Care UK, a large privately owned provider of health care services to the NHS in England, providing around £400m of surgical, primary care and urgent care services to the NHS. Care UK is innovating in new models of primary care and elective surgery across England.
Throughout his career, Jim has had a deep interest in the application of quality improvement approaches to the delivery of improved quality and value of healthcare services, and the role of leaders in achieving such improvement.