Patrick Mitchell - HETT Show 2019

Patrick Mitchell

Director of Innovation and Transformation
Health Education England

Patrick Mitchell is the Director of Innovation and Transformation with a background in NHS hospital operational management. He joined HEE in 2013 as of Director of National Programmes and then Regional Director South of England. He moved from senior roles in medical and dental education at the Department of Health and has previously worked as Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Chief Executive at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust in South London and Director for Operations at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust. He has also worked for PwC in their California practice in San Francisco.

His current role covers:

  • HEE Workforce Transformation Programme
  • NHS Knowledge Management and Library Services
  • HEE Technology Enhanced Learning Programme incorporating e-Learning for Healthcare
  • HEE Building a Digital Ready Workforce Programme

Patrick’s national Senior Responsible Officer portfolio also includes oversight of HEE’s Urgent and Emergency Care and the Medical Associate programmes.

He recently oversaw the Topol Review, a major independent commission from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care led by Dr Eric Topol of the Scripps Institute in San Diego. The review team investigated the workforce, education and training implications of the introduction of digital technologies to the NHS.

Patrick also chairs e-Integrity, a private enterprise jointly governed between HEE and the Royal Colleges, marketing e-learning materials internationally and reinvesting the profits into updating NHS products. He is also a Trustee of a large, Nottingham based homeless charity covering the East Midlands.