Simon Harby | Head of UK Relations and Editor
Head of UK Relations
Hospital Directorship and Management
Years at Medbelle
Education and Qualifications
- National Diploma Accounts and Economics, Norfolk College
Simon started in Public Policy Research, before working as a Consulting Manager with Allergan Pharmaceuticals supporting the opening of private hospitals and clinics across the UK and South Africa. On returning to the UK he opened the UK's first Macular Degeneration Clinic, and later a Down's Syndrome Screening Clinic.
After this, he took on Hospital Directorships for Spire and Optegra Hospitals. In this role, he implemented surgery theatre efficiency plans and recruited new teams to improve and rebuild the facilities.
This work was completed against a backdrop of staffing shortages and poor CQC ratings. In fact, a key achievement of the teams he assembled was moving both hospitals from CQC ratings of Poor to Good CQC within a year of each project beginning.
Simon is a keen supporter of the ORBIS eye care charity and has been a part of clinic openings in India and Myanmar and multiple African countries.
Simon joined Medbelle in 2019. He is dedicated to finding the best care solutions for patients who cannot wait for treatment, either cosmetic or orthopaedic. He achieves this by cultivating partnerships with best-in-class hospitals and surgeons across the UK.