Dr Stephen Dunn
Dr Stephen Dunn is a 2003-4 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow, a visiting Professor at London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of the West of England, and the Director of Delivery and Development for the NHS Trust Development Authority.
For over ten years, Dunn has been leading the creation of a more commercial and competitive NHS. As a Senior Civil Servant in the Department of Health, he was a principal architect of the flagship ‘Foundation Trust’ policy and Director of Policy on the Our Health, Our Care, Our Say white paper. Dunn is also the architect of the first competitive NHS acquisition at Bedfordshire and Luton, and the innovative operating franchise at Hinchingbrooke.
In 2012, Dunn introduced the Friends and Family Test into hospitals across the midlands and east Anglia. The Test was endorsed by David Cameron for roll out across the rest of the NHS in 2013. In 2011, Dunn received the “Outstanding Contribution by an Individual” award from HealthInvestor, recognising his efforts in transforming the NHS. He also received the Laing and Buisson Independent Healthcare 2012 Outstanding Contribution award. Dunn was identified as the 78th most influential person in the NHS in the 2012 HSJ 100.
Dunn is widely published in leading economics journals and has recently published The Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith with Cambridge University Press and the four volume reference collection, John Kenneth Galbraith: The Economic Legacy, with Routledge. In 2000, Dunn received the prestigious K.William Kapp prize from one of Europe’s largest economics associations. Follow him on twitter @Stephen_P_Dunn.