Tim Kelsey

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    Tim Kelsey

    National Director for Patients and Information

    NHS England

Tim Kelsey is National Director for Patients and Information at NHS England (formally the NHS Commissioning Board). Prior to that, he was HM Government’s first Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data.

Tim is a leading advocate of a popular knowledge revolution in public services and, in 2000, was co-founder of Dr Foster, a company which pioneered the publication of patient outcomes in health care.

He is also an internationally regarded expert in thinking differently about how digital and social media can transform the customer – and patient – experience in public services. In 2007, he launched NHS Choices, the national online health information service, which now reports around 14 million unique users per month.

Tim was named a ‘Reformer of the year’ by the think tank Reform in 2012. Before Dr Foster, Tim was a national newspaper journalist and a television reporter. He worked for the Independent and the Sunday Times, as well as Channel 4 and the BBC.

Public appointments:

  • NHS National Quality Board – lay member

Other interests:

  • Advisory Board of Warwick Medical School