UK clinical homecare provider Healthcare at Home has appointed Professor Sir Jonathan Asbridge as its clinical director.
Sir Jonathan originally joined the firm as its director of quality and governance in 2013, following the company’s acquisition of homecare provider MediHome.
“We are striving to be the most customer-driven clinical homecare company in the world”
His new appointment follows the recent departure of former clinical director Elaine Strachan-Hall.
Sir Jonathan is a former chief nurse of Barts and the London NHS Trust and former nursing director at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
He was also the inaugural president of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and deputy chair of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence – now called the Professional Standards Authority.
Sir Jonathan said: “As the leader of our clinical directorate, which includes over 800 clinicians, I will ensure that what we do across Healthcare at Home is safe, high quality, innovative and professionally sound.
“We are striving to be the most customer-driven clinical homecare company in the world, by creating a culture of continual feedback and improvement within our organisation, with our NHS, private and pharmaceutical partners and, most importantly, with our patients,” he said.
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Natalie Douglas, chief executive of Healthcare at Home, added: “Jonathan brings a wealth of clinical leadership and patient experience in both the NHS and independent sector.
“I am personally looking forward to working closely with him on our journey of improvement and innovation to deliver excellent care and service for patients,” she said.
Healthcare at Home, which describes itself as a leading provider of clinical healthcare in Europe, has 1,500 UK employees supporting more than 150,000 patients a year.
In the UK it works with over 650 healthcare establishments including NHS trusts, independent providers and private medical insurance companies.