Dr Mike Sadler

Clinical Non-Executive Director,
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust & DPC2019 Conference Chair

Dr Mike Sadler is Clinical Non-Executive Director at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, and works as an advisor and consultant on a range of health and social care services. He has reviewed healthcare design in several health systems in the UK, Ireland, and in Saudi Arabia. Mike advises on health technology in health care, and new entry pharmaceuticals. He also completed over 50 inspections as a primary care specialist adviser for the CQC.

Having assisted the DPC team in its development from late 2014, Mike chaired the inaugural Diabetes Professional Care Conference in 2015, and has chaired each year since. He recently led an innovative project to screen football fans for diabetes, the first such event at a professional football match. Mike has spoken at numerous national and international conferences, and on broadcast media.

Mike qualified in Medicine in Nottingham, and was a GP principal in Hampshire before moving into Public Health Medicine. Having achieved MSc with Distinction at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, he joined Portsmouth & South East Hampshire Health Authority, holding joint posts of Deputy Director of Public Health, and Medical Adviser. He subsequently held multiple senior clinical leadership roles in national organisations in both public and private sectors, including Chief Operating Officer at NHS Direct, and then Chief Operating Officer for Serco’s Health Division. His last full time appointment was Director of Health & Social Care at West Sussex County Council.

Mike thus has an enormous breadth of experience, having been a leader, manager, clinician, provider, commissioner, operational lead, policy maker, and quality assessor.

Mike Sadler