Home > Team > Tony Matthews

Tony Matthews

Tony is responsible for non-clinical and at-scale operational services for our central area and has organisation-wide lead responsibility for customer financial services and back office primary care support.

Tony has more than 27 years of experience working in the NHS. A former primary care trust, area team and CCG finance director, Tony is a leading commissioner and expert in financial strategy and reporting. He has worked at a national level with NHS England and with multiple partners across health systems.

He ensures a relentless focus on service delivery and is constantly looking to improve services for customers and patients alike. Tony encourages staff to adopt the same approach and is always keen to ensure that customers’ needs are met as far as possible.

Tony has a track record of delivering financial targets. In his role as area team finance director, he successfully delivered balanced financial positions, amounting to £1.8billion, across three primary care trusts. Tony also delivered surplus targets for the two CCGs he was responsible for.

He uses his broad range of experiences, from across the healthcare sector, to turn theory into practice. He can convert commissioning plans and intentions into financial and contractual metrics, and produce integrated activity and financial plans and reports. He has delivered QIPP (quality, innovation, productivity and prevention) programmes at primary care trust, CCG and area team level.

Tony is proficient at working across health economies and helping to broker conversations between partners to achieve system goals and objectives. He made significant contributions to a whole system redesign programme, encompassing a new hospital, and enhanced primary and community care infrastructure. This resulted in hospital activity being performed in primary and community settings instead.

Tony previously supported the national turnaround programme with NHS England specialised commissioning, successfully targeting delivery of £300million worth of QIPP savings in 2014/15. He has also led the financial turnaround of a primary care trust.

More recently Tony has led on our response to support the Carter (productivity) agenda and the development of innovative solutions to support and enhance the infrastructure within primary care.

Get in touch

Kingston House

438-450 High Street
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B70 9LD

0300 404 2999
  • Heron House
  • Anglesey House

Midlands and Lancashire CSU
120 Grove Road
Stoke on Trent

0300 404 2999

Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Towers Business Park
WS15 1UL

0300 404 2999
Jubilee House

Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Lancashire Business Park
PR26 6TR

01772 214200
Bevan House

3rd Floor
Stephenson Way
Wavertree Technology Park
L13 1HN

0151 295 8612/8619
  • 1829 Building, Chester
  • Old Market House
  • Clark House

1829 Building
Countess of Chester Health Park
Liverpool Road

01244 650 351

Hamilton Street
CH41 5AL

0151 514 2335 EXT 1487

Hulley Road
SK10 2LU

01606 544 791
Cardinal Square

3rd Floor North Point,
10 Nottingham Road,
Derby DE1 3QT
East Midlands

01332 868700
St Johns House

St Johns House
30 East Street
United Kingdom

0121 611 0100



Accessibility Tools