James Mountford is Director of Quality at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, which has a multi-year programme focused on embedding quality and value improvement into routine practice, reducing unwarranted variation in care delivery, and ensuring improvement efforts address what matters to staff as well as patients, families and populations.
James worked initially as an NHS doctor, then in consulting. From 2005-2007, he was a Commonwealth Fund/Health Foundation Harkness Fellow based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), both in Boston, USA. Before moving to the Royal Free, James was Director of Quality at UCLPartners, an academic health sciences partnership serving a population of 3million in and around London.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal BMJLeader and sits on the board of AQuA, the improvement partnership based in north-west England.