Matthew has worked his whole career in healthcare: in providers, at a national level, in government, in consulting and in digital solutions.
He is currently running his own consulting business MJS Healthcare Consulting supporting the big transformations that are emerging around digitally enabled service redesign, personalised medicine and the use of data to improve the health of populations. He is currently working with a number of global software, consulting, retail, financial and life sciences organisations to develop their long-term healthcare strategies, as well as continuing to directly support the NHS’s new Integrated Care Systems in digital transformation, recovery and the learnings from Covid-19.
Matthew has spent two periods in government, one as the head of the health advisory team in the Cabinet Office, directly advising Tony Blair as Prime Minister, and then as the Special Policy Adviser to the Secretary of State for Health, during which time they carried through the smoking ban legislation in England, opened up patient choice and launched the NHS’s advisory website, NHS Choices. He ended this role by being asked to be the NHS’s first National Chief Information Officer.