Peter Boylan, Clinical Advisor for Quality

Peter began his NHS career in 1980 as a student nurse. He became a registered nurse in 1983 and a registered midwife in 1985 and has had a rich and varied career in healthcare.

As well as a conventional clinical career path in accident and emergency services he managed the first purpose built HIV services in the country before spending four years as a business development manager for a pharmaceutical company developing services in the community for people with HIV related disease.

In 2001 after gaining an MSc, he joined the first NHS regulator, the Commission for Health Improvement and helped to develop clinical governance systems in the NHS and later inspection methodology for children’s services across England.

In 2004, he transferred to the new NHS and independent healthcare regulator, the Healthcare Commission, where he gained very broad experience in healthcare regulation. He undertook further training as an investigator, leading investigations on behalf of the commission, before being appointed private secretary to the chief executive, gaining valuable experience at the highest level of healthcare regulation.

In 2012, he became director of nursing and quality for the two clinical commissioning groups in Northamptonshire until May 2016.

Peter chairs the CCG Quality Committee and is vice chair of the Remuneration Committee.