Wes is Director of Strategic Analytics, Economics and Population Health Management at Mersey Care NHS FT. Wes is also co-lead for Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (ARC NWC) for the Improving Population Health theme. Wes has 20 years’ experience in Healthcare, having initially commenced his career as a Biomedical Scientist but then changed career and joined the NHS Finance Management Graduate Scheme and qualified as a CIMA Accountant. Over the years, Wes has worked in a number of sectors in the NHS, including commissioning, acute, specialist trust, mental health and health consultancy with EY LLP. Wes led on the surge demand in Mental health for COVID-19 for Cheshire and Merseyside using system dynamics modelling. Wes is passion about using data to develop new models of care that programme in equity.
The current NHS ‘cost improvement model’ is not sufficient to meet financial constraints, but an allocative efficiency approach being applied at Mersey Care Foundation Trust offers hope, its leaders argue