John has been director of the Specialised Healthcare Alliance since 2004. The alliance is a coalition of 109 patient-related organisations supported by 15 corporate members, focused on the provision of specialised services to people with rare and complex medical conditions. John came to the role after a career in UK/EU government affairs and media relations, where he worked on behalf of the food, financial services, healthcare and shipping industries. He is also senior partner at JMC Partners LLP, a specialist healthcare policy consultancy.

Specialised commissioning in the NHS

John reviews recent and prospective developments in specialised commissioning as they affect both small (under 500 affected individuals) and larger groups of genetic disorder patients.