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Professor Matthew Cripps

Director of Sustainable Healthcare, NHS RightCare

Professor Matthew Cripps BA MA CPFA is Director of Sustainable Healthcare at NHS RightCare, a national programme of NHS England focusing on population healthcare improvement to deliver the best care to patients, making the NHS’s money go as far as possible and improving patient outcomes by tackling health inequalities.

Matthew is a chartered accountant and was an NHS Director of Finance before he moved into change management. In addition to his NHS career, Matthew is Honorary Professor of Population Healthcare Improvement at the University of Salford, Visiting Professor at Warwick Business School and was previously Professor of Business Processing and Knowledge Transfer at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. Matthew has also written six publications on finance, business planning and healthcare system improvement, published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and the Healthcare Finance Managers Association. He holds positions on numerous boards, including chairing NHS England’s Programme Budgeting Board and being a member of NHS Improvement’s Getting it Right First Time Board.  Professor Cripps also leads the NHS RightCare Intelligence programme (formerly Commissioning for Value) for NHS England, in partnership with Public Health England.

The NHS RightCare programme is sponsored directly by three members of the NHS England board: Professor Stephen Powis (previously Professor Sir Bruce Keogh), National Medical Director; Matthew Swindells, National Director – Operations and Information; and Paul Baumann CBE, Chief Financial Officer.  NHS RightCare is actively addressing unwarranted variation with all 207 local health economies in England. Its focus on increasing value at system level, for individuals and the population, is seen as integral to the delivery of financial sustainability for the NHS. As such the approach and the principles of NHS RightCare’s flagship Commissioning for Value programme are embedded into the Future Focussed Finance programme, in particular the Best Possible Value and Closer Partnering work streams.

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