Candace Imison

Director of Policy, Nuffield Trust

Candace Imison is the Director of Policy at the Nuffield Trust. She joined the Nuffield Trust in 2014 with a remit to develop a work programme on new models of care, including technology and workforce. She is the lead author of Delivering the benefits of digital healthcare, a report on exploiting the benefits of new technology. 

Candace was previously Deputy Director of Policy at The King’s Fund, where she researched and published on a wide range of topics, including future health care trends, service reconfiguration, workforce planning, polyclinics, community health services and referral management.  Candace has extensive senior management experience in the NHS, including at board level for providers and commissioners. She was also a Director of Strategy for a large acute trust and Director of Commissioning for a large health authority. Candace worked on strategy and policy at the Department of Health between 2000 and 2006, including the Wanless Review, the White Paper “Our Health, Our Care, Our Say” and “Keeping the NHS Local”, setting out policy for the reconfiguration of hospital services. She is currently a non-executive director of a large NHS foundation trust.

Candace holds a Master’s degree in health economics and health policy from the University of Birmingham and a degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge.