Andrew and his family live in Newton-on-the-Moor, near Alnwick.
He has a lifetime of academic and practical involvement in health and social care services, particularly in the care of people with long-term conditions and in clinical safety and related aspects of clinical governance.
He is Emeritus Professor in Public Management, School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, Durham University (where he was the founding Head of School that reconstituted Durham’s Medical School). He also has a Visiting Professorship at Nottingham University where he works on the changing relationship of users with health and social care services.
He currently provides freelance Academic Services for Public Management, bringing research and teaching to meet the needs of health and social care.
His recent work has included:
- Avoiding hospital admissions
- Clinical governance, performance and patient safety
- Clinical management of acute and long-term conditions
- Corporate governance in the NHS
- Information sharing in services for former military personnel
- Integrated care of the vulnerable
- Offender health
- Safeguarding children
His practical experience of the NHS includes as Vice-Chair of Durham and Chester-Le-Street PCT (2002-6) and County Durham Primary Care Trust (2006-9)