Prof. Nick Harding

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  Prof. Nick  Harding

Prof. Nick Harding

Chief Medical Officer, Centene UK

Nick Harding is Centene UK’s Chief Medical Officer and a practicing GP with over 20 years clinical experience. Previously he was the Chair of Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group since 2011. He also held a number of roles, including working on secondment as Senior Clinical Advisor for the NHS England Accountable Care Systems’ Primary Care Development Programme and for Right Care. From 2014-18 Nick Chaired the National Specialised Commissioning Place Based Oversight Group and currently is a member of the General Advisory Council for the King’s Fund.

Nick has experience both as a commissioner and provider of healthcare. As a commissioner, he created an award winning CCG recognised for its innovative culture, approach to engagement and its consistent high performance. As a provider, he was a founding GP Partner for a large super partnership which is now a multi-site primary care provider. 

Nick has a real passion for creating a sustainable future for healthcare. He secured funding and delivered a leadership programme for over 100 West Midlands’ GPs to support their emergence as future leaders and inspire them to achieve change, which is now being rolled out nationally. In addition to this, he helped drive forward the new Aston Medical School to support children in deprived inner-city areas, nurturing future medical talent for Birmingham that will be representative of their communities. He is also involved in health education projects in Malawi and social projects in inner city Birmingham.

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