Rosamond Roughton


  Rosamond Roughton

Rosamond Roughton

Director for Care and Transformation, Department of Health and Social Care

Rosamond Roughton is currently the Director of Care and Transformation at the Department of Health and Social Care, where she leads the Government’s oversight of the adult social care sector, sponsorship of NHS England and is the SRO for the Ageing Society Grand Challenge, part of the Government’s industrial strategy for the UK. 

Prior to that, she worked for five years at NHS England, in its early days as the acting National Director for Commissioning Development and then from 2014 as the executive Director for Commissioning of non-specialised services, where she had national responsibility for the commissioning of general practice and primary care services, armed forces healthcare, national screening and immunisation programmes, healthcare for people in the criminal justice system, and sexual assault referral services. 

She led the development of the case for investment and transformation in general practice, leading to the General Practice Forward View published in April 2016. She left NHS England at the end of September 2017 for a career break before returning in 2019 to where she started her career – at the Department of Health.

Her NHS career has included roles such as director of workforce and HR at the Christie Hospital NHS Trust, director of corporate affairs at Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority and director of strategy for Yorkshire and the Humber NHS.

She studied Russian and Spanish at Cambridge University.

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