Michael Wood is the NHS Confederation's Head of Health Economic Partnerships.
Prior to this he was our NHS local growth adviser since 2015, for some of this time working as deputy local growth consultant for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Before that, he was senior European policy manager at the NHS European Office for more than seven years. He has also worked at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and for a Member of the European Parliament in Brussels.
Michael has extensive experience both within and outside the health sector. He has worked both nationally and locally with the range of NHS organisations for several years.
As Head of Health Economic Partnerships, Michael is often approached by partner organisations such as local and combined authorities, local enterprise partnerships, universities, further education providers and the voluntary and community social enterprise sector, to discuss closer working with the NHS.
He has worked with the national arm’s-length bodies, academic health science networks, clinical commissioning groups, and the range of NHS trusts to bring tangible benefits to the NHS.