Daren joined the Trust in 2022 and is the Chief Integration Officer, Managing Director and Deputy Chief Executive. He was previously at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust where in the last two years he was deputy chief executive and then acting chief executive. At Walsall he developed Walsall Together, the place-based care model which is responsible for the smooth running of all out of hospital health and social care services under a single integrated management team.
Daren Joined the Ambulance Service 28 years ago and trained as a Paramedic. He moved into operational management and spent 20 years in the Ambulance Service in operational leadership roles finishing as the NHS 111 Director and Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer. Daren still clinically practices today with a specialism in admission avoidance.
He leads on the Place-based Partnership in Sandwell as the jointly appointed Integration role together with the accountability of all out of hospital Trust services including the Trust Primary Care function. He is also the Lead Executive for the West Birmingham Place Partnership.
Daren holds a number of qualifications which include a Master’s Degree from Cranfield University and a Pilot License.