Nigel Edwards

Nigel Edwards, Nuffield Trust

Chief Executive; Nuffield Trust, England

Nigel is Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust and expert in health service management and health policy, focusing particularly on innovation and change in the delivery of health services internationally. After graduating from Oxford University, he entered NHS management and went on to work at hospital and regional levels. He has worked for the King’s Fund, KPMG’s global practice and the NHS Confederation where he was Director of Policy and later Chief Executive. He is an honorary visiting professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he worked as Director of the London Health Economics Consortium. Nigel’s work and interests are wide ranging, from the development and implementation of new models of service delivery at the front line to wider health care policy in the UK and internationally. Nigel is the UK correspondent for the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. He works regularly with the World Health Organisation and has advised on health service reform in a number of countries. Nigel is a regular contributor to the BMJ, a well-known conference speaker.