Phil DaSilva has a nursing background and spent his clinical career driving a strong commitment to developing seamless care for patients across primary, secondary and community services. He has been successful in developing credible integrated clinical services, working with all professionals to ensure patients received the right care from the right professional at the right time.
Phil left clinical practice in 1994 to become Executive Director of Primary Care and Commissioning and has held other senior executive and national roles where he has been influential in the development of commissioning - through the era of GP fund-holding, the development and re-organisation of PCTs and the introduction of practice based commissioning. He has used his clinical understanding to retain a focus on patients, particularly during periods of upheaval and change. He was a successful PCT Chief Executive and is currently the joint leader of the National QIPP Right Care Programme.
Phil has a first class honours degree in Nursing, a Masters in Public Health and has written this book, in part, as preparation to study for a Doctorate. He is the co-author of the NHS Atlas of Variation.