Since 2019, James Maddocks has been the International Policy Advisor at the NHS Confederation. In his role, James supports NHS organisations to engage effectively with international health systems on both a commercial and not-for-profit basis, working closely with the UK Department of Business and Trade and NHS England to do so. He also contributes to the addition of international learning and best practice into NHS policy and practice through analysis and dissemination of evidence gathered through international networks.
Between 2021 and 2022, James was the UK representative to the EU Joint Action – TEHDaS. Working with European partners, he undertook research and public consultation which advised the European Commission on the effective engagement of citizens in the new European Health Data Space (EHDS).
Since January 2023, James has been the Senior Advisor to the NHS Confederation CEO, Matthew Taylor.