Toby work​s with us part time on primary care and contributes to our system working policy team, while also a senior fellow with the King's Fund.

He has spent over two decades in the NHS, having started in mental health services before working in primary care in South-East London. He has been a director of three Trusts and was chief executive of Sandwell and West Birmingham, helping to move the organisation into the primary care space.

He specialises in major hospital builds and neighbourhood regeneration and his work now is focused on tackling poverty and health inequalities. Toby helped set up partnerships for homeless clients which have now been syndicated across the NHS and worked in Whitehall for Tony Blair’s delivery unit.

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24 Nov 2022

Making money follow the policy

Toby Lewis discusses the need for money to follow the policy at a system level to ensure place thrives and encourages innovation to enable successful collaboration.

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27 May 2022

A nationally-endorsed vision that defines integrated primary care services

Toby Lewis discusses Dr Claire Fuller’s stocktake plans for integrating primary care and examines where the real changes and challenges will come.

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17 Mar 2022

Let's learn from what works: Letting local leaders break down barriers between secondary and primary care

Toby Lewis discusses the importance of local providers breaking down the barriers that exist between secondary and primary care and the need to learn from what works best.

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15 Feb 2022

Clinical leadership has to be deeply embedded within new systems

Toby Lewis and Keegan Shepard discuss the need for clinical leadership to be deeply embedded within new integrated care systems, and underline the practical challenges in its implementation.

08 Dec 2021

Putting neighbourhoods at the heart of integrated care

Toby Lewis explores the need to work hyper-local at neighbourhood level to tackle inequalities in the year ahead.

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27 Oct 2021

Greening the NHS is about more than Net Zero

Toby Lewis and Nicoline Poulsen discuss why the climate emergency is urgent work for integrated care systems, as NHS trust leaders call for help to go further and faster on sustainability.

15 Oct 2021

Place: The real testing ground for system reforms

Georgia Butterworth and Toby Lewis explore how place serves as the real testing ground for local government and health services working together to prioritise population health.