Philip Housden - Director
Philip is a senior consultant with over 25 years industry experience. Initially an NHS graduate trainee, he held a number of senior operational roles and Health Authority board positions before completing a Henley MBA. After joining Bupa, Philip managed several hospitals including Portsmouth, Reading, Farnham and Southampton, achieving financial turnaround and strong commercial growth. Subsequently as Head of Network Development, he led the change in turning the business from a federation of individual hospitals into a higher volume and lower cost national standardised Network.
Philip set up Housden Group in 2006 as a specialist healthcare consultancy practice to support corporate and niche operator clients:
- Deliver turnaround in complex commercial situations.
- Unlock strategic value and build sustainable and profitable growth.
- Design and build innovative and winning service solutions.
Housden Group has delivered successful projects for private sector and NHS clients, for both established and start up businesses and organizations. These include NHS Trust Private Patient Units, GPs and hospital consultants working in 'chambers' groups and other clinically led organisations. He regularly works with clinicians and other health professionals on commercial development, complex service change, and has managed several major projects and organisational issues through business case approval and bid wins.
Philip is also joint chair of the Henley Alumni Healthcare Special Interest Group and immediate past consultant editor of the British Journal of Health Care Management.