Executive Director of Improvement, NHS Improvement

Adam Sewell-Jones

Adam  Sewell-Jones



Adam was previously Executive Director of Provider Sustainability at Monitor, the healthcare sector regulator whose responsibilities transferred to NHS Improvement on 1 April 2016. He joined Monitor in August 2015.

He has 23 years’ experience within the NHS and was previously Deputy Chief Executive at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In this post he had responsibility for strategy and the transformation programme, which underpinned a wide range of service developments to improve the quality of the healthcare services provided.

A qualified accountant, Adam held a range of roles at Basildon including:

  • Director of Finance and Continuous Improvement
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • General Manager of Medicine

He has also worked in finance roles at trusts including University College London Hospitals and Redbridge Healthcare.

Executive Director of Improvement, NHS Improvement

From 1 April 2016, NHS Improvement brings together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change Team and the Intensive Support Teams.

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as well as independent providers that provide NHS-funded care. It offers the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.

By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, NHS Improvement will help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.