LONDON — Former NHS England national director of strategy, primary care and community services Ian Dodge has joined Hanover as a senior adviser.

Dodge was part of the NHS England board and executive leadership team from 2014 to 2022 and led the organisation’s approach to NHS reforms and reorganisation, as well as its work around innovation and transformation.

In his new role, Dodge (pictured, second right) will help clients understand the NHS environment as the UK health system shifts to a new structure and seeks to adopt new innovative practices, technologies, and therapies.

Dodge joins a team of Hanover senior advisers focused on market access and health system innovation, including former payers, regulators, industry executives and health system managers in the UK and European and international markets. Hanover’s advisory work in the healthcare sector also includes health policy, branding and corporate communications.

Other recent hires include Malcolm Qualie (pictured, left), former NHS England medicines lead for specialised services, and former NICE highly specialised technology lead Josie Godfrey (second left).

Andrew Harrison, group managing director of health at Hanover (pictured, right) said: “This is an era of breakthrough science with new therapies and technologies that can save lives and transform health systems. With health systems under incredible pressure, Hanover is well equipped to help companies understand how their products and services can add real value. Ian will give our clients even deeper insight and expertise.”

Dodge added: “Bringing new therapies and technologies to the NHS is about finding a win-win that delivers better outcomes for patients and value for taxpayers. I look forward to helping clients identify opportunities to improve healthcare in the UK and internationally.”