Dr. Andy Stainthorpe’s career started in research with him gaining a PhD in Biochemistry (London), followed by a Fellowship at the University of Warwick. He moved in to national research policy development and lead for International activities with UK Research Councils before returning to active research as head for the Bristol NHS Research and Development Unit.

Specializing in health economics he contributed to many national and international projects in diverse fields including telemedicine, urology, emergency medicine and primary care service delivery. His interest in research design standards led him to set up and be the first Director of the UK’s Research Integrity Office in 2006 and set up and was the first chairman of the European Network for Research Integrity Offices.

He then joined NICE in 2010 to set up and run the Unit which assessed Managed Entry proposals (Patient Access Schemes) into the NICE Technology Appraisal. He also ran the Interventional Procedures Program (for devices) and set up the team developing the Commissioning through Evaluation and observational data unit initiatives with NHS England.  He runs a specialized consulting firm advising industry and governments on Managed Entry and Market Access arrangements.