Stuart is the National Head of Allied Health Professions at NHS England and NHS Improvement. A physiotherapist by background, he has worked locally, regionally and nationally in clinical, management and leadership positions within the NHS. After several years in the NHS, Stuart left to work for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, taking on many roles, including Public Health Lead and latterly, Head of Programmes and Projects. In 2016, Stuart became the first Honorary AHP NHS Innovation Fellow, supporting the development of the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme.
Stuart is responsible for Professional and Systems Leadership, encompassing a wide range of national workstreams, working to develop and influence national strategy and policy to support NHS providers and systems to develop the capacity and capability of the AHP workforce.
Stuart is also the programme director for the national AHP Equality, Diversity and Inclusion workstream, working to improve the diversity of the AHP workforce, to better reflect the people and populations we serve. Stuart is passionate about inclusion - firmly believing that for a team or organisation to achieve it's true potential, it must not only be diverse, but must strive to foster a culture that is inclusive, embracing difference, challenge and debate.