As Director of Programmes at Civil Eyes Research, Geoff is responsible for the development of information content within many of the company’s work areas. This involves the sourcing, preparation, analysis and iteration of disparate information sets from multiple organisations and its presentation in innovative and thought-provoking ways.
Until February 2006, Geoff Bick was the Director of Product Development for CHKS Ltd. At CHKS Geoff played a major role in developing programmes for using comparative data strategically and in leading the application of CHKS' services to the performance, clinical governance, consultant contract implementation, Payment by Results and service reconfiguration agendas of healthcare organisations. For many years Geoff ran the specialist projects arm of CHKS that undertook bespoke work for clients. He also led a review of the product development process at Iasist, CHKS’ sister benchmarking company in Spain.
Geoff has specialised in reviews of provider performance and in translating the messages of comparative analysis into managerial and clinical practice. In particular he has undertaken a large number of exercises to remodel hospital service provision. Geoff has worked at a strategic level with managers, clinicians and others at numerous teaching hospitals, district general hospitals, health commissioners and other healthcare organisations.
Before joining CHKS in 1994, Geoff worked as a Project Manager for the Audit Commission. He undertook a range of national projects including reviews of acute bed management and community care. Geoff also participated in the design and subsequent delivery of a national audit of GP prescribing. He also had a major role in a series of reviews of the care of sick children in hospital.
Prior to joining the Audit Commission, Geoff was a partner in his own consultancy company that undertook value for money studies and quality audits for a variety of NHS organisations. He previously worked for the internal consultancy arm of a Regional Health Authority, where he undertook a wide range of projects that covered many aspects of healthcare in a myriad of settings. Geoff’s NHS career began in medical records at a psychiatric hospital.
Geoff graduated in History from Sussex University. He has a Diploma in Management Services and has also studied under the Institute of Health Services Management.