Jim Easton has been an executive in the healthcare system in England for over 25 years. He has held leadership positions in hospital services, mental health, primary care and national policy.
Prior to his current role, Jim was the Chief Executive of York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chief Executive for the South Central Strategic Health Authority, National Director of Transformation for the National Health Service (NHS) in England and national NHS Director responsible for the development of the 111 number. When he left this role at the end of 2012 the National Audit Office independently assessed that the first three years of the programme had successfully delivered its challenging objectives.
Throughout his career, Jim has had a deep interest in the application of quality improvement approaches to the delivery of improved quality and value of healthcare services, and the role of leaders in achieving such improvement. He is regularly asked to speak nationally and internationally on these issues.