Martin McShane

Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Delivery, Optum

Martin McShane has over three decades of NHS experience in both frontline clinical services and management. He trained as a general and vascular surgeon and then became a GP partner in an ex-mining community in Derbyshire. 


He has acquired substantial commissioning and executive management experience through fundholding, clinical chairmanship in commissioning organisations and as a PCT Chief Executive and Director - encompassing specialised commissioning for the East Midlands. He has worked at a national level on the National Patient Safety Forum and as National Medical Director for long term conditions for NHS England.


He has a keen interest in supporting professional leadership, public engagement and transforming care; central to which is real empowerment of people engaged in their own health and well-being.