Ashleigh Boreham

Deputy Director Design and Transformation Community Diagnostics, Health Villages, Dorset Innovation
Dorset CCG

Ashleigh Boreham joined the NHS and Dorset CCG in July 2020 as Principal Programme Lead in Planned Care before taking post of Interim Head of Planned Care in Oct 2020. In Apr of 2021 he was appointed to the role of Deputy Director of Design and Transformation working with Dorset partners including academia, local authorities, clinical network, the community, and industry to support research, innovation, and development. His current portfolio includes Health Villages, supporting Community Diagnostics Centers (CDC) in the delivery of place-based care and oversee the integration of CDC into the wider Dorset health space Eco System. Secondary focus is on inward investment and the delivery of a Research Strategy and continue to support innovation through the develop and deploy concept as part of Dorset Innovation Hub. Before joining the NHS, he served in the Army. In his early Army career, he completed three tours in the Balkans, two tours in Northern Ireland and a deployment to Sierra Leone in support of the FCO. Leading the design of a field healthcare system in Oman before commanding a Field Hospital in Kosovo, for which he was awarded the Order of St John. He senior appointments in Defence include (Commander Medical) Director of Healthcare for Germany, Afghanistan, Southern England, and Southern Iraq. He has also been Head of HR, Head of Workforce Planning and Training for the Army Medical Services.

On his final Regular tour in the Army, he assumed Command of 256 Field Hospital. It was during this period he led a Mentoring and Advisory Team in support of the NHS, to enable the build of the Nightingale Hospital at the Excel in London. He remains a member of the Army Reserve and is a visiting specialist, lecturing at Plymouth University on Leadership and Innovation.

With a MA in Defence Studies and MSc in Emergency Planning, he is an alumnus of Kings College University and the University of Leicester. A Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Management, he is also a Trustee for the Museum of Military Medicine.