Philip King - Chief Operating Officer

Philip joins us as Chief Operating Officer. Philip has over thirty years experience within Health and Social Care. He has held a number of long term interim Executive Director roles within provider, commissioner, and regulatory organisations, in the NHS and within the commercial sector. He focusses on working with organisations during transformation processes. His provider experience is within community, primary care, mental health, LD and acute provision. He was previously a Director within the Care Quality Commission.

He has a twin professional background as both a nurse and a Barrister. His clinical expertise is within the fields of mental health, learning disability and autism, and acquired brain injury. He advised the Law Society on Equality, Disability and Mental Health Law and was one of the legal team that took a key case to the European Court of Human Rights to decide issues in relation to Mental Capacity (HL v the United Kingdom). He is a visiting lawyer at Birkbeck School of Law, University of London, a college which specialises in providing degree and post graduate education for mature students, often without previous formal educational qualifications. Philip is himself a graduate of their programme. He continues his NMC registration and he also has an MSc from United Medical and Dental Schools (now Kings College), London in Mental Health.
Outside of work Philip and his husband look after six alpacas, a dozen rare breed sheep, three competition horses, a flock of rescued chickens and a whippet.
Philip said “I am so excited to be helping DIHC in its endeavours towards Place Based Partnership. As you are a true integrated Care Provider, looking after whole population health, it is a real privilege to work with you”

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