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Ian Holmes

Director, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

Ian joined the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership in 2016.  He leads the partnership ‘core team’, which supports the leadership across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. Since November 2019, Ian has worked one day a week as a National Systems Advisor for NHS England on national integrated care system policy design and working with other systems to support their development.


Ian began his career in healthcare in 1998 as a government economist advising the Department of Health (DoH) on topics including workforce, primary care and finance.  After various policy and strategy roles at the DoH and the NHS, Ian worked for NHS England, as Head of the Mandate, Partnerships and Accountability Team, managing the relationship between NHS England and the Department of Health, then as Head of the Policy Unit, providing policy advice to NHS England leadership on various topics.

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