Mark Jennings MBA. BSc. CEng.

Originally qualified as a Charted Engineer, Mark has been an NHS Manager for over 25 years with experience at National, Health Authority and Trust levels including Director of a major acute hospital.

Subsequently Mark held the role of National Lead for Clinical Systems Improvement with the NHS Modernisation Agency where he led the development of guidance and systems to help the NHS improve patient flow. He also led a Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit review focused on the patient journey through the emergency care system and Mark was a member of the Department of Health project team responsible for delivering the maximum 4-hour Accident & Emergency wait.

At the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement based at the University of Warwick Mark held the post of Priority Programme Director and was responsible for leading work focused on helping the NHS improve the quality, productivity and efficiency of care. His role includes publishing the NHS Better Care, Better Value Indicators and leading the Institute’s High Volume Care Programme.

Mark joined The King’s Fund in 2009 where he led the Health Care Improvement Directorate and the Quality in a Cold Climate Programme. In 2011 Mark established Oxyjenn Consulting and now works as an improvement consultant with NHS organisations at a local and national level.