Michael Barker

Michael has a lifelong career in healthcare. He trained as a physiotherapist in South Africa. He then continued to develop his clinical career in the UK at Guys and St Thomas’ hospital where he held the post of Consultant Physiotherapist to the Intensive Care Directorate and developed models of care that are still in practice today.

Michael then went on to complete his MBA at Imperial College Business School and developed a successful management career as a Board level executive with a proven track record of developing winning strategies and leading healthcare service transformations. He set up his own healthcare strategy business Saffron Steer in 2011 and since then it has assisted many blue-chip healthcare clients across the NHS and private sectors.

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Michael jumped back into a clinical leadership role where he led the Physio Service for NHS Nightingale Hospital in London. He then held the Strategy Lead role for the LAMP (saliva) Covid testing programme at the Department for Health and Social care and is currently engaged in the NHS’ New Hospital Programme.

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  • Founder, Saffron Steer