A major priority for Public Health England (PHE) since our creation in 2013 has been to bring to life our vision to relocate our national laboratories. We took this vision and expanded it into a plan for a world-leading centre …
Richard Gleave is Chief Operating Officer for Public Health England.
Richard joined the NHS as a National Management Trainee in the West Midlands and spent 18 years working in hospital and community services in central London, the North East and the South West, including appointments as a board director in Sunderland and Bristol, and as Chief Executive of the Royal United Hospital Bath. He has also held academic appointments in health services management at Newcastle University.
Between 2002 and 2009, Richard worked as a senior civil servant at the Department of Health, where he was the Performance Director and then the Director of Planning & Patient Experience. He was a 2007-08 Harkness/Health Foundation Fellow based at Kasier Permanente and the University of California Berkeley.
He was Director of Programmes at NHS South of England and led the national design and designation of Academic Health Science Networks as part of the implementation of Innovation Health and Wealth.
He has a first degree in Geography from Oxford University and an MSc in Health Economics and Management from Sheffield University.
As part of a wider government commitment to support greater transparency across the public sector, PHE has published a new local authority public health dashboard. Our Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer Richard Gleave answers questions about the project: …
It is now just over a year since the Chancellor announced funding for a world class public health facility in Harlow, Essex. This new integrated science hub will allow PHE to embrace the advent of genome technology and big data …
In March 2014 I described how waiting to be called downstairs to receive feedback from the external team reviewing the progress of the Science Hub programme was like sitting outside Headmaster’s office. Waiting to hear if Government had agreed our …
In early December, Science Hub Programme Director Tim Harry and I were sitting in PHE’s head office at Wellington House waiting to be called downstairs to get the feedback from the external team who were reviewing the progress with the …
It is far too easy to talk about the wisdom of hindsight, and I could not even begin to count how many times I have used the phrase, “I would not have started from here.” When I was asked to …
Related content and links
About this blog
The official blog of the UK Health Security Agency, providing expert insight on the organisation's work and all aspects of health security.
Comments and moderation
- Charting a course to end HIV transmission in England by 2030 1 December 2021
- What is avian flu? 26 November 2021
- What is antimicrobial resistance and why do we need to take action against it? 17 November 2021