Bob Deans has worked at clinical, managerial and executive levels in an NHS career spanning over 30 years. With 20 years at executive level, he has extensive experience of working as a senior leader across the south east. Over that time Bob has built strong local and regional reputations through: (i) delivering sustainable system improvements in patient experience, quality and outcomes, and efficiency across health and social care (ii) leading mergers, transformations and turnarounds as a CEO in large commissioner and provider organisations and (iii) building strong commissioning processes and support services.
Bob has in depth knowledge of the NHS and expertise in leading the whole commissioning cycle ranging across acute, mental health, community, primary care and specialised services.
As a CEO, he was instrumental in establishing successful commission practice at PBC, PCT and multi PCT levels: setting up governance and accountability arrangements to enable PBCs to act more freely and introducing the forerunner to the Commissioning Support Unit that covers Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.