Raj Jain

Independent Practitioner

Raj Jain has recently retired as Chief Executive of the Northern Care Alliance (NCA). This is one of the largest organisations in the NHS providing specialist, acute and community services to Salford, Oldham, Rochdale and Bury, that have a combined population of nearly 1m. The NCA has a turnover of £1.3bn, and 19,000 staff.

He has held CEO and executive positions at other NHS organisations, including a specialist provider and Academic Health Science Centre.

He is an economist by training and was a HR & OD professional. Raj has been/is currently a director of a number of research, academic and private sector organisations.

His areas of interest are digital, inequalities and regeneration. He has achieved a number of national recognition awards, including (as CEO) Hospital of the Year, Global Digital Exemplar (Salford Royal), an Honorary Professorship (University of Salford) and national excellence in leadership award.

He is passionate about the “how” in health & care, and an advocate for building citizen capacity and wealth, especially for those that have unequal outcomes and opportunities.

Raj was born in the UK, and has Punjabi Indian parents who emigrated to the UK in the 1950s. He spent the first 10 years of his career in the Oil and Gas Industry, moving to healthcare to pursue an ambition to create more social value.

He is now working on a number of assignments as an independent practitioner in fields that include digital enabled health, provider development and inequalities.