Matthew joined The King's Fund as a part-time Visiting Fellow in August 2016. He has been a consultant in general medicine and gastroenterology at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals since 2002 and has more than 10 years' experience in clinical management, until recently working as Group Director for Medicine and Emergency Care. He carried out his clinical training in and around Manchester.
Matthew has a Masters in medical leadership from Warwick University, which has given him an insight into the opportunities afforded by understanding different approaches to health care across the United Kingdom and overseas.
Sandwell and West Birmingham is currently focusing on streamlining clinical processes, modernising working practices and addressing financial challenges – issues that Matthew will explore with The King's Fund and which will be relevant to the wider NHS.