Michael Wood

Head of Health Economic Partnerships

NHS Confederation


Michael is the Head of Health Economic Partnerships at the NHS Confederation. As Head of Health Economic Partnerships, Michael advises NHS leaders nationally and locally on policy, strategy, partnerships and funding relating to the local economy, including in areas such as skills and workforce, estates, innovation, population health and finance.

Prior to this he developed and held the role of NHS local growth adviser from 2015, for some of this time working as Deputy Local Growth Consultant for the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

He was the Senior European Policy Manager at the NHS European Office for more than seven years and has worked for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and as a Member of the European Parliament in Brussels.


Michael currently holds national advisory positions on the Civic University Network and the National Civic Impact Accelerator, as well as the Midlands Engine Health Board. He also advises NHS London on the development of its NHS Anchor Network.

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