Simon Wootton BSc Hons MBA
Irwell Valley Consulting Limited was established by Simon Wootton, who was previously Chief Accountable Officer at NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG, and has extensive senior public sector and independent sector management experience, as well as senior pharmaceutical sales experience.
Simon commenced his career in the NHS as a Biochemist working at Halifax Infirmary before becoming a General Management Trainee at Birch Hill Hospital before working in a GP fundholding practice in Rochdale.
He was the Greater Manchester (GM) CCG lead on Estates, and GM CCG lead on Elective Care. He has, in his previous role as Chief Operating Officer of North Manchester CCG, successfully established and was the Executive lead for the Manchester Integrated Care gateway across the 3 Manchester CCGs and Manchester City Council, and led on the establishment of a joint health and social care discharge team in the local hospital, and closure and relocation of staff of a walk- in centre. He has also led the integration of CCG and Local Authority staff to form a Strategic Commissioning Function as part of GM Devolution plans.
He has previously been Chief Executive of an independent mental health services provider, and prior to this was a Healthcare Consultant, a Regional Manager and an NHS Business Unit Manager in the pharmaceutical Industry. He has written and had published books on Strategic Planning, Brain Training and Managing Public Services, and he organises each year a Children’s Support Holiday for type 1 diabetic children, for a national charity, Diabetes UK.
Simon has an extensive network of colleagues who he can draw on to assist in projects, providing Irwell Valley Consulting with a mix of skills and expertise to help clients achieve their goals.
What Clients Say
First Class Service
"I was so impressed with this service. My elderly mother broke her dentures whilst I was away. One phone call to Mark resulted in him making a home visit the same day and fixing the problem within one hour of arriving. From both of us, thank you Mark!"
"If I could give more stars I would. I broke my denture whilst I was on holiday, while I was sat in the airport I googled and found Mark, nothing was too much trouble, he asked what time my flight got in and he arrived at my home at midnight and repaired my denture, cannot thank him enough and would highly recommend his service, I can now go to work and feel confident."
"Mark was fabulous, after a short chat he came out to my house at 11-30pm on a Saturday night to fix my dentures which had broken. He provided an outstanding service as well as some fabulous conversation which put me at my ease (as i had no teeth in lol). I would highly recommend this gentleman, a true professional. Thank you Mark"