Grant de Jongh
is the Chief Executive of the Health Practice Associates Council. He was a senior member
in local government, serving as Vice Chairman of his local council and
Deputy Mayor of the town he lives in.
Previous relevant experience includes being contracted by South East Coast Ambulance NHS FT to provide a consulting service and lead on the improvement and management of the Trust private and voluntary ambulance sector network to support its operational performance. Working as a consultant, he introduced the first framework in England that governed the standards, quality and use of private-sector resources in the ambulance service. He promulgated the virtues of the framework to multiple other NHS Ambulance Trusts via an inter-Trust working group he established to help improve the way NHS Ambulance Services engage with the private ambulance sector. He negotiated and managed stringent KPIs to ensure the delivery of safe and compliant services to the public. His contractual reforms at SECAmb delivered savings of circa £1m per year to the taxpayer.
He qualified as an IHCD Technician in 2008 and through compelling personal reasons linked to the loss of his brother, whose death was linked to the care received from an ambulance service, he commissioned the development of HPAC. The main purpose of this register is to help improve public safety, professional standards and the standards of accountability of ambulance support workers such as ECAs and Technicians.