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Speaker Biography

John Parkes

 John  Parkes
John is Chief Executive of NHS Northamptonshire. He is responsible for commissioning services to meet the needs of 650,000 residents and is
committed to making Northamptonshire the fittest county in the country. A key challenge is to deal with the estimated 50% population growth planned in the county over the next 20 years.

John is also intent on driving up quality whilst driving down costs, and to releasing funding to deal with health inequalities. Since its inception, he has embraced the world class commissioning agenda with enthusiasm.

John joined Northamptonshire Teaching PCT (now NHS Northamptonshire) in October 2006 and, together with colleagues and partners, successfully reduced the PCT’s inherited deficit from £45 million to zero.

He is also a member of the national Independent Reconfiguration Panel, which provides advice to the Secretary of State on disputed or controversial service reconfigurations.