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Dr James Mountford

Programme Director of Quality and Capability
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Dr James Mountford is Director of Quality and Capability at UCLPartners, working across the partnership to develop and deploy measures of quality and value and link measurement to improvement.

Before joining UCLPartners, James held roles as an NHS doctor and as a consultant at McKinsey. James has also been a Commonwealth Fund/Health Foundation Harkness Fellow, based in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital and at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

James has a medical degree from Oxford and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard. In 2009, he co-edited one of the UK’s first books on clinical leadership – Clinical Leadership: Bridging the Divide. He sits on the board of AQuA, the Quality Improvement partnership based in the north west of England.

“Our health system should strive for maximum patient and population benefit per pound it spends. Delivering higher quality, measured in terms meaningful to patients, and stewarding the resources used to deliver is everyone’s responsibility—clinician or manager of whatever type. At UCLPartners we are working toward that goal by getting innovation into routine practice more rapidly and more reliably, by breaking down unhelpful silos and building a learning system, and by making improvement something which is core to people’s daily work.”

"Our health system should strive for maximum patient and population benefit per pound it spends"