Professor Mark Radford CBE

Chief Nurse & Deputy Chief Executive of Health Education England & Deputy CNO for England (Panel Group 4)

Mark Radford is currently Chief Nurse & Deputy Chief Executive of Health Education England & Deputy CNO for England.  Mark led the national NHS vaccine workforce program ensuring the success in phase 1 delivery of 15m vaccinations.   The program recruited and trained over 250k people including 90k clinicians & 70k volunteers in a few months to launch one of world’s fastest programs.   He also led the deployment of Student nurses in the pandemic response wave 1 & 2, with 71 Universities in England.

Mark has led other major NHS and workforce policy and delivery programs as national SRO for domestic supply for Government 50k nurses manifesto commitment, led expansion of 5400 additional places at Universities & 7700 additional placements in the NHS to support expansion.

Mark qualified as nurse in 1994 and has previously worked in Anaesthetics, Pre operative assessment, perioperative care, critical care and A&E in the UK and Europe.  He was a Consultant Nurse in Perioperative Emergency Care and worked as an advisor to the Department of Health, NCEPOD, MHRA, NICE on a range of areas including perioperative hypothermia, emergency management and nurse prescribing.

He is also a Professor of Nursing at Birmingham City University and also Coventry University, with research covering emergency care models, advanced practice, staffing, risk modelling, clinical decision-making, expertise and sociological issues in healthcare.

He has published widely on advanced practice nursing and perioperative care.