NHS Improvement

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NHS Improvement is the health service regulator in England.

It is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as well as independent providers that provide NHS-funded care.

It was formed in April 2016 from the coming together of the old regulator, Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority and other smaller bodies.[1]



  • Jim Mackey, CEO
  • Bob Alexander, Executive Director of Resources/Deputy CEO. He is also a member of the advisory group of CHKS Ltd, a healthcare intelligence and quality improvement firm, part of Capita Healthcare Decisions.
  • Stephen Hay, Executive Director of Regulation/Deputy CEO. Formerly with KPMG.
  • Dr Kathy McLean, Executive Medical Director
  • Ruth May, Executive Director of Nursing

Board of directors


Website: https://improvement.nhs.uk/


  1. Who we are, NHSI website, accessed June 2017
  2. Lord Carter, register of Lords interests, accessed June 2017