Senior Programme Manager, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Des joined Healthcare Improvement Scotland in 2017 to lead on Outcome-based Commissioning as part of ihub’s developing capacity to support Health and Social Care Partnerships in their integration journey. He helped to strengthen the voice of social care within ihub by sharing knowledge and experience gathered from over 20 years’ experience working within local authority social care commissioning.
Des has worked across many different aspects of commissioning services, from developing services for young adults experiencing homelessness through to care at home services for adults. Most recently he has been leading work on developing good commissioning practice for a more person-centred approach to supporting people in meeting their health and social care needs. He is particularly interested in how public sector commissioners can best facilitate change and support communities to achieve what matters most to them