Mike Bell has more than 25 years experience in senior roles in the NHS with many of those directly serving our communities in South West London. He has more than a decade on the boards of strategic health authorities including serving as vice chair of NHS London. Until December last year, Mike spent 10 years as the Chair of Croydon Health Services helping the trust move out of special measures and pioneering a model of place-based integration which has brought better care to the people of Croydon.
Mike has also helped to shape hospital and community services at other NHS Trusts in the capital to deliver higher quality care and help lead reforms to look after the health and care of local communities. Mike will continue to serve as Chair of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust in South East London.
He has chaired a wide range of other organisations and networks including the London Health Observatory, the London Mental Health & Employment Partnership and he was also a London Health Commissioner for the Mayor of London from 2007 to 2013.
Mike has a strong track record in public health related programmes with a particular focus on health inequalities, diversity and inclusion. He has led a number of national programmes in relation to both sexual violence and for sexual health and HIV. He was the first non-clinician to serve on the Board of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV.
Mike is also the director of a research and consultancy company, MBARC Ltd, which works with central and local government and the NHS on issues relating to social exclusion, specialising in working with marginalised communities. He is also currently the Chair of the NHS London Chairs and Non-Executive Directors Anchor Network.