Dr Nicholas Hicks
Nick is a founder member of the COBIC programme and is Managing Director of Cobic Ltd. He was recently Director of Public Health in Milton Keynes. Nick’s career has included time as a practising GP, a public health consultant, a PCT chief executive, and several attachments in the Department of Health, including in its strategy unit and most recently advising the NHS Commissioning Board.
Nick qualified as a Doctor in 1982 and trained in general practice and public health. He has held clinical and academic posts in Bath, Bristol and Oxford. He was awarded a Harkness Fellowship which he held at the Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California.
From 1998 to 2002 he was seconded from the NHS to the Department of Health where he wrote much of the Coronary Heart Disease National Service Framework and, as a founding member of the small ministerial Strategy Unit, worked closely with ministers on a wide range of issues including the NHS Plan.
His areas of professional interest include the use of evidence in policy-making, coronary heart disease and health inequalities.