Over the last 10 years, Dr. Phil Hufton has worked in healthcare in both the government and private sectors in the United Kingdom and overseas. He has led the successful implementation and completion of several health services startup projects for overseas governments and investment authorities, with operating value of over $120 million; was a participant and contributor to the World Health Organization Expert Hospital Programme; and has secured contracts for health providers and businesses in the Middle East, Hong Kong, West Africa, and the Caribbean.
Representative examples of Dr. Hufton’s experience include:
Led on the design and implementation of the Cambridge University Health Partnership’s new Commercial and International Development Strategy, including designing and drafting the Commercial and Strategic Plan, redesigning services, and building commercial partnerships with public and private organisations.
At Central London Clinical Commissioning Group’s Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund, worked with Cabinet Office Strategy and Transformation Team on the Whole Systems Project to develop a business case and associated services to gain approval to produce a service model for the delivery of a programme for people with serious and enduring mental Illness, for mental health and physical health needs.
At Gloucester Care NHS Trust, was responsible for the planning and design rollout of an interactive and accountable Policy Management System to comply with a foundling Care Trusts Care Quality Commission; Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) responsibilities; and reviewing, redesigning, and reimplementing Nursing and Care E-Rostering system. This involved consultation and stakeholder engagement, system redesign, and pilot rollout.
Worked with a strategic health LLP, healthcare partnerships, comprising NHS and private-sector organisations, managing feasibility projects for the design and implementation of Acute Service Step Down and Intermediate Care Units and Services, using build and non-build solutions, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. Involved looking at average length of stay, virtual wards, and patient hotel models, and how they could work within local health economies and delivery plans, as well as investment plans and network visions.
Dr. Hufton began his working career at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and served in the Household Cavalry, Combat Intelligence (Defence Intelligence Staff) and latterly with the United Nations. He was twice decorated for gallantry and work on humanitarian programmes before leaving to join the UK Health Service in the mid-1990s. He is a trustee of two international charities: one provides healthcare facilities in Rwanda and Uganda; the other offers mentoring, support, and training to health professionals in the third world.
University of Wales Ph.D., Philosophy in Health Services Management
University of Ireland M.Phil., Strategic Design
University of Wales B.N.
Royal Military College of Science B.Sc., Management Science
University of Washington Diploma, International Hospital Expert
University College, UK Post-graduate Teaching Diploma
Keele University Post-graduate Diploma, Business Continuity Planning
University College of Chester Higher National Diploma, Business and IT
Cambridge University Health Partnership International development director 2014 - 2016
UK Prime Minister's Challenge Fund Cabinet office advisor 2014
Gloucester Community Care Partnership Development director 2013 - 2014
Health Partnership Projects Development director 2007 - 2013
Humana Europe Head of Bidding 2007
BUPA Hospitals Commercial Bid lead 2006 - 2007
Artemis PE Senior associate 2001 - 2004
TNS Group Communications Development manager 1999 - 2001
Countess of Cheshire NHS Trust Trauma Theatre team lead 1998 - 1999