Andrew Woodhead


Andrew Woodhead left the NHS in 2012 after 30 years in healthcare management in London. He now works as an independent management consultant and is also an associate with Deloitte. Before leaving the NHS he led a complex change programme as head of mergers and acquisitions at NHS London. He also managed the approval process for the Transfer of Community Services. Previously he was chief executive at Newham University Hospital and before that, chief executive at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. His previous provider management experience includes mental health services. He is also a member of the Department of Health expert advisory committee on joint replacement (National Joint Registry).


Our Services and Solutions

Verita Consultancy Limited is a leading independent serious investigations consultancy for regulated organisations. Based in London and Leeds we specialise in carrying out objective investigations of complex and often sensitive issues in a thorough and progressive manner.

We provide organisations with specialist support and advise them on challenging operational and strategic issues in order to help them evolve and improve. At Verita, we are known for our thoroughness and commitment to producing evidence-based reports and advice that not only withstand rigorous challenge but provide insight and a clear path to resolution or improvement.

Our approach is measured, appropriate and acutely focused on finding solutions. Our approach saves our clients time and money by getting it right the first time.


Areas that we cover include:

Serious incidents

Compliance concerns

Complaint handling

Governance issues

Reviews and inquiries



Quality assessment

Consultancy services

Diagnostic tools

Independent review service

Root cause analysis training