Dan Howcroft | Chief Medical Officer
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)
Orthopaedic surgery and healthcare management
"I joined Medbelle because of their desire to change the system for the better, a mission close to my heart. We know that healthcare quality is faltering, yet costs continue to rise globally. We need a reset. In my conversations with the leadership team at Medbelle I believe they can deliver on this mission. The digital hospital of the future is just the start and this was not an opportunity I could pass up. In my role as Chief Medical Officer, I will be focusing on engaging closely with our clinical partners in the system. They are often overlooked and yet are most likely the ones to solve these difficult challenges. We aim for disruption through partnership."
Education and Qualifications
- February 2013: Specialist Orthopaedic Training (on the specialist register)
- 2013-2014: Keele University (Postgraduate Diploma) Medical Ethics & Law
- 2011: Gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in Trauma and Orthopedics (Tr&Orth) and was added to the GMC specialist register in 2013
- February 2007: Prestigious Oswestry Orthopaedic Surgical Training Scheme
- 1997-2002: Newcastle University (Degree) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Dan worked at the Medical Protection Society (MPS) as a medicolegal adviser for just over 2 years before joining Bupa as Medical Director for Provider Management in 2015. This involved him working closely with commercial teams and helping to build networks. He developed an interest in value-based healthcare and has started to build some network ideas around this, including the Bupa clinician group accreditation criteria launched in 2018.
He is passionate about quality, outcomes and the sustainability of healthcare. It is from that role that he has joined Medbelle. Since April 2020 he has also been a member of the Governing Body (Non-Exec role) for the NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), a role he will be continuing alongside his Medbelle role.