NICE appoints new chief medical officer, chief people officer and director of partnerships

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has made three new senior appointments:

  • Professor Jonathan Benger CBE, chief medical officer
  • Helen Brown, chief people officer
  • Clare Morgan, director of implementation and partnerships

Professor Jonathan Benger CBE joined the organisation this month from NHS Digital where he was chief medical officer.

Helen joins as chief people officer, having spent over 25 years in human resources roles at organisations including Medtronic.

Dr Clare Morgan joins NICE from her role as director of strategy at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Claire led the trust’s organisation and system wide strategy, transformation and partnerships in an integrated care system responsible for tackling some of the worst health inequalities in the UK and Europe.

Dr Sam Roberts, NICE chief executive said: “I am very pleased to welcome all of our new appointments to their roles, I know they will make significant contributions which will help NICE continue to get the best care to patients, ensure value for money for the taxpayer, and help us create useful and useable advice for the NHS.

“Jonathan’s extensive experience as a health system leader and frontline doctor in the NHS will be a great asset to our team. Helen is a dedicated and adaptable leader with a proven track record of driving transformation and delivering pragmatic solutions to complex challenges and Clare is a compassionate, wise manager who brings a deep understanding of the realities of the NHS, which I know will be invaluable.”