Professor [Dr] Nick Harding, Chief Medical Officer

Professor Nick Harding is Operose Health’s Chief Medical Officer and a practising GP with more than 25 years clinical experience. Previously he was the Chair of Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group since 2011. He also held a number of roles, including working on secondment as Senior Clinical Advisor for the NHS England Accountable Care Systems’ Primary Care Development Programme and for Right Care.

Between 2014 and 2018 Nick chaired the National Specialised Commissioning Place Based Oversight Group and he is currently a member of the General Advisory Council for The King’s Fund. Nick also helped to establish Aston Medical School and currently sits on their Fitness to Practise panel.

Nick has experience both as a commissioner and provider of healthcare. As a commissioner, he created an award-winning CCG recognised for its innovative culture, approach to engagement and its consistent high performance. As a provider, he was a founding GP Partner for a large super partnership which is now a multi-site primary care provider.