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Nick Clarke CBE

Dr Nick Clarke CBE

Deputy Director of Policy and Governance, NHS England NHS Improvement

Dr Nick Clarke’s career in the academic and public sectors included studying Mathematics at Cambridge University, a PhD at Leeds University and a post-doctoral fellowship at Edinburgh University, as well as time in local and central government and the NHS.

As a senior civil servant, Nick led the DHSC work on professional regulation, medical revalidation and “Freedom to Speak Up”, the whistle-blowing review by Sir Robert Francis QC. Earlier, he led for DH on the establishment of NICE and the introduction of Agenda for Change. Since 2017, Nick has worked on the special measures programme in NHS England.

Nick is blind and a guide dog owner. He was awarded the CBE in 2018 for services to healthcare.