Richard Darch

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    Richard Darch

    Senior Associate

    Nuffield Trust

Richard has over 20 years experience in healthcare. Following a Masters in Health Economics Richard worked as a Research Fellow at the Health Economics Consortium University of York. From academia Richard moved into Consulting with Price Waterhouse and led a Health Economics team nationally and was a manager within the Healthcare Consulting Group.

In 1991 Richard was a founding partner of SDC Consulting a niche healthcare consulting group focusing on strategy, operations improvement and investment appraisal. Richard grew the team to be a major healthcare advisory group in the UK and sold the company in 2003.

Richard then founded Infracare, a specialist provider/funder of healthcare infrastructure. Infracare went on to deliver over £200 million of specialist healthcare infrastructure with the schemes being recognised as leading edge and considered for a number of design awards. Infracare was sold to an investment house in 2007.

Richard has gone on to establish Archus, an Advisory, Development and Investment company focused on healthcare infrastructure.

Throughout his career Richard has focused on his principle interest of the delivery of high quality infrastructure in healthcare and harnessing the best of public and private sector thinking in the planning, design and delivery of new healthcare buildings.

Richard is a recognised thought leader in the area of infrastructure and has proposed a joint venture model in capital investment that was trailed in the Financial Times as an investment model that could replace the Private Finance Initiative in healthcare in the UK.

Richard has recently been invited to sit on the SALUS Global Advisory Board as part of the Congress for European Healthcare Design.