Dr Malte Gerhold Director of Innovation and Improvement

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Malte Gerhold joined the Health Foundation in May 2022 as Director of Innovation and Improvement.

Malte leads the Foundation’s work to encourage faster improvement and innovation in care, building on its grant programmes and improvement networks to provide insights and enable change across health and social care. He also leads its work to explore how new technologies can provide the opportunities for better care quality, access and experience. And he oversees the Foundation’s improvement partnerships including the Q Community and THIS Institute.

He was previously Chief Integrated Care Officer at Birdie, a digital startup helping to reinvent the way we age, where he led its collaboration across social care and the NHS. Before that he was Executive Director of Strategy and Intelligence at the Care Quality Commission, leading on its methodology, analytics and communications, including its regulatory approach to new innovations and improvement. He has also lived and worked in Sierra Leone, and in the UK he worked at the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, the Department of Health, and Accenture.  

He is a member of the Sciana Health Leaders Network, and a Fellow of the RSA. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the London School of Economics and a Masters and PhD from the University of Oxford.

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