Healthcare at Home appoints Prof. Sir Jonathan Asbridge as Clinical Director

Healthcare at Home, the UK’s leading provider of clinical homecare, has announced the appointment of Professor Sir Jonathan Asbridge as Clinical Director.

Jonathan joined Healthcare at Home as Director of Quality and Governance in 2013, following the company’s acquisition of homecare provider MediHome.  With a long and distinguished career with UK healthcare, Jonathan has particular expertise in health system organisation, accreditation, governance and regulation.

Natalie Douglas, Chief Executive of Healthcare at Home said:  “Jonathan brings a wealth of clinical leadership and patient experience in both the NHS and independent sector.  Healthcare at Home is already the leading provider of clinical homecare services and we are ambitious to create and deliver the gold standard in the industry. 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.”

Sir Jonathan Asbridge 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 – the people we serve.”

Career Background:

Jonathan is a former Chief Nurse of the Oxford University and Cambridge University Teaching Hospitals.  He is also former Chief Nurse and interim Chief Executive of Barts and the London NHS Trust.

He was also the Inaugural President of the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council with responsibility for the governance and regulation of the UK’s 700,000 nurses and midwives.

Jonathan is a previous Deputy Chairman of the UK Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence and has acted as a Government ‘Tsar’ for Patient Experience in Emergency Care and for Patient and Public Involvement in Healthcare.

He was a Founding Board Member of the European Federation of Nursing Regulators and a Member of the International Council of Nurses Global Observatory on Licensure and Registration.

Jonathan was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa for services to healthcare by the City of London University in 2004 and was invested with the Honour of Knighthood by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to Healthcare on the occasion of The Sovereign’s 80th Birthday in 2006.

 

About Healthcare at Home:

Healthcare at Home is a leading provider of clinical healthcare in Europe.  Our 1,500 UK employees support more than 150,000 patients a year across 49 different therapy areas. That’s one in 500 patients in the UK. We oversee 11,000 interactions a day and have cared for over four million patients since we started in the 1990s. In the UK we are working with over 650 healthcare establishments including NHS Trusts, independent providers and private medical insurance companies. Every member of the team, from specialist clinician to driver, lives by the same simple philosophy: the patient comes first.  For more information about our services and reports please visit our website: www.hah.co.uk, Linked In, https://www.facebook.com/HealthcareAtHome, or Twitter: @hah_insights.