Peter West is a retired health economist and health researcher who spent his career working wiht and for the NHS and health sector manufacturers on a wide range of planning and cost-effectiveness studies. He has carried out studies of health care across the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Australia and a number of developing countries. He is the author of three books on health economics and the NHS and co-authored a report on the NHS reforms, the “purchaser-provider split”, in 2008. He has worked for a wide range of NHS bodies, the NHS regulator (the predecessor of the Care Quality Commission) and the King’s Fund.


Peter has experience on the Board of an NHS Hospital Trust and an NHS Community and Mental Health Trust from different time sin his career. He is currently a trustee of Princess Alice Hopsice, Esher, a provider of inpatient and community end-of-life care and support.