The NHS Five Year Plan: Policy in Practice
- 08:30 - 17:00
- Manchester Conference Centre
Sarb Basi was born and brought up in Smethwick and the inner city areas of Birmingham, attending local schools and colleges. His qualifications include a BA (Hons) in Economics and a Master’s in Social Sciences (MSocSc) – Healthcare Policy and Management from the University of Birmingham. Sarb has spent most of his working life in the NHS, working in Sunderland and extensively across the West Midlands in Solihull, Sandwell and Birmingham. He has experience of working in a wide variety of roles including finance, contracting and planning, commissioning and primary care in both acute and community trusts, FHSAs and Health Authorities, and within Primary Care Groups and a Teaching PCT.
Sarb has spent the last four years working in the commercial sector on transforming the general practice sector. He has set up two large Super Partnerships and was the driving force behind a new commercial business supporting GPs with their business development requirements.
He joined the Vitality Partnership in December 2012 as chief operating officer and has set out a 5 year strategic business plan to develop the very first large scale integrated care organisation based on general practice in Birmingham.
Outside work, Sarb enjoys spending time with his family: he is married to a primary school teacher and they have three sons. He is a keen sports follower, supporting Aston Villa and the Indian cricket team. He also enjoys playing golf and is improving all the time.