Bill Gillespie

Bill Gillespie

Chief Executive, Wessex AHSN

Bill has been Chief Executive of Wessex AHSN since 2016. He has over 30 years’ experience in NHS management, with over 20 operating at Board level in health authorities, Primary Care Trusts and at a regional level.

Nationally, he has led AHSN Network programmes on medicines optimisation and is currently the AHSN Network lead for the Needs Assessment Service within the AAC’ s NHS Innovation Service. Wessex is also the lead AHSN for the scaling nationally of the adoption of FeNO as a diagnostic in primary care, one of the AAC’ s rapid uptake products.

Locally, Bill has increased the AHSN’s integration into the local research and innovation ecosystem with joint appointments with the local Applied Research Collaboration (ARC), Cancer Alliance and Clinical Research Network. The AHSN is also a founder member of Wessex Health Partnerships, the academic health partnership for Wessex brings together ICBs, NHS Trusts and the region’s three largest universities.

View Wessex AHSN’s website.