Patrick Mitchell

Patrick Mitchell

Director of Innovation and Transformation,
Health Education England

Patrick Mitchell is the Regional Director for the South of England. He joined HEE in 2013 moving from joint senior roles as Director of Medical and Dental Education at the Department of Health and Director of the Better Training Better Care programme at Medical Education England. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Chief Executive at St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust in South London and Director for Operations at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust. He has also worked for PwC in their California practice. Patrick’s national SRO portfolio includes:

  • Topol Review, looking at the workforce, and education and training implications of the introduction of digital technologies;
  • Building the digital ready workforce programme;
  • HEEs workforce transformation programme
  • Urgent and Emergency Care programme;
  • The medical associate programme
  • NHS Library and Knowledge Services
  • Technology Enhanced Learning programme incorporating E-Learning for Healthcare
He also chairs eIntegrity, a private enterprise jointly governed between HEE and the Royal Colleges, selling learning materials internationally and reinvesting the profits into NHS e-learning materials. He is also a Board member of a large homeless charity covering the East Midlands based in Nottingham.

  • Outlining strategies for sustainable staffing in emergency departments and improving A&E performance through the Emergency Care Workforce Programme
  • Discussing how to help improve retention of Speciality and Associate Specialist (SAS) doctors in emergency departments through the SAS Development and Retention Programme Toolkit
  • Sharing the results of the Less Than Full Time Pilot on improving trainees working lives by allowing them time away from their workplace
  • Supporting and developing the NHS workforce by upskilling current NHS staff through a £50m commitment of the HEE 2019-20 budget to workforce development
  • Assessing the implications of the NHS Long Term Plan for the urgent and emergency care workforce and the future challenges which will be addressed in the Workforce Implementation Plan later in 2019