Founded by clinically-focused productivity experts Dr Henry Carleton and Brian Wells in 2012, Four Eyes has worked with over 1500 clinicians to date with key successes including, transforming a £5m deficit into a £2m surplus through creating a 45 per cent increase in cases delivered through a trust’s operating theatres.
Our success lies in our ability to build confidence from the clinical workforce combined with a full design, delivery and implementation process that ensures embedded change.
We work with Integrity
We have Impact
We Invest in each other
We add value through Insight
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Emma Stanton, BM MBA
Emma is CEO of Four Eyes Insight and brings international experience of health care management. Originally trained as a doctor in the NHS, Emma has spent the last 3 years working in Boston, USA, most recently as Chief Partnership Officer for Beacon Health Options. During this time, she led Beacon’s role implementing Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) in Massachusetts, USA, and led the service redesign of the company’s utilisation management operations. Prior to this, she launched and led UK operations for Beacon UK (now Simplify Health).
Nominated as one of HSJ’s most inspirational women in health and also one of the HSJ Top Innovators in the NHS, Emma holds an executive MBA from Imperial College, London, a MRCPsych from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a BM from Southampton University.
Emma’s publications include Clinical Leadership: Bridging the Divide (Quay Books, 2009) and MBA for Medics (Radcliffe, 2010).
Nick brings a wealth of experience in growing businesses across a wide range of sectors, including consultancy. Most recently he was CEO for NHS Professionals, a staffing business owned by The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
Nick remains a non-executive director of NHS Professionals and is also Deputy Chair of Bridge Farm Group, a leading grower of ornamental plants for the UK retail trade.
Chief Operating Officer
Rod has worked extensively across professional services, financial services and the public sector. Before joining Four Eyes, he worked for KPMG, where he was initially People Lead for their Deal Advisory business and then a member of the senior leadership team responsible for delivering the Civil Service Learning contract. He spent his early career with McKinsey’s Business Technology Office, where he was a leader of this new service. He then worked for a steel trading group and the Civil Service in a variety of senior people and operational roles.
Products Executive Director
Dr Henry Carleton, MBBS BSc (Hons)
Henry is a trained doctor with extensive hospital experience who co-founded Four Eyes Insight to put his talent for finding strategic solutions and planning into helping the NHS.
His interest in medical resource management developed during his junior doctor training at Bart’s and the Royal London and he helped trusts tackle the significant challenges of rotas and the New Deal as Junior Doctors’ Advisor at the London Regional Action Team.
Establishing Zircadian Ltd, a software development company focusing on a portfolio of solutions to help NHS organisations plan and organise their medical workforce more strategically and effectively in 2000, he sold it on 11 years later to Allocate with over 140 NHS clients using its products.
Executive Director, Clinical Insights
Brian Wells, BSc (Hons) MBA
Brian trained as a Registered Nurse in the Army specialising in theatres and anesthetics. He experienced a long clinical career working in both military hospitals and NHS Trusts before moving into management. Working for the Health Service inspectors, the Audit Commission and the Healthcare Commission, he led service improvement programmes across London healthcare organisations.
In his six years as Managing Director of the Elective Orthopedic Centre (EOC), an internationally-renowned centre of excellence for elective orthopedic surgery and one of the volume leaders in the UK hip and knee replacement service, he grew it into one of the most productive orthopedic services in the NHS while ensuring it continued to deliver clinical excellence.
Brian was most recently Director of Orthopedics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust where he provided senior leadership in the development and implementation of a new service delivery model for its elective orthopedic services. His focus on medical workforce productivity, process standardisation and operational grip helped the clinical leadership deliver its high-quality service in a sustainable way.
Brian is a co-founder of Four Eyes Insight and has a BSc (Hons) degree in Health Studies and the Executive MBA
Director of Products
Laurence Wells, BSc (First Class – Hons)
Laurence gained valuable practical experience in clinical systems and the importance of information technology in providing care to patients during an undergraduate placement for his Forensic Computing degree from De Montfort University, Leicester, where he graduated with a First.
After six months of his placement year, at the IT department of Guy’s and St Thomas’ (Essentia), Laurence was assigned to the software development team where he took part in developing software for clinical needs.
After graduating, he moved to Four Eyes Insight as Technical Lead and Data Architect.
Clare is a Delivery Director at Four Eyes Insight with a strong background in NHS hospital operational management. Clare has worked in the NHS for 18 years as a service and quality focused NHS Manager with clinical leadership experience, able to form positive and effective working relationships with management and clinical teams of all skill levels. Clare’s track record is one of delivering key targets including the turnaround of RTT and cancer performance in a number of large, complex organisations. Clare has very strong analytical skills with an ability to identify information requirements, analyse data and form conclusions which contribute to the development of well planned, deliverable actions that achieve set objectives.
Mark has a strong background in NHS hospital operational management, and over 20 years’ experience of successfully managing both NHS and UK Civil Service Departments, in transformation, operations and performance as a senior level in both domains. He also has a First Class Honours Degree in Applied Management from the University of Sunderland
Mark has extensive experience of leading clinical teams to drive efficiency and high quality services, including successful CIP delivery. Mark has a strong track record of delivering key targets including the turnaround of theatre performance, CIPs, financial recovery and performance improvement in several large, complex organisations. Mark has lead the delivery of major Four Eyes clinical efficiency programmes, including Central Manchester Foundation Trust, Stockport Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of South Manchester and Christie Foundation Trust, covering Theatres, Outpatients, Patient Flow and Medical Productivity
Neil has a range of experience working in both the private and public sectors in a range of Operational management and Programme management roles. Before joining Four Eyes , Neil was Head of Programme Management for a large Acute Trust with responsibility for Cost Improvement , Planned Care Improvement and Urgent Care Improvement , Neil was also a member of the Executive team. Neil’s other experience includes being the General Manager for Theatres and Anesthesia at a large teaching hospital, Neil has also held a diverse range of NHS operational management roles in surgical divisions and been a Service Improvement manager. In the private sector Neil worked in Operational management in a multi-national manufacturing business and as a Programme leader for the roll out of Lean manufacturing in its UK business. Neil’s key skills are Programme and Project Management, Governance, Systems and Process re-design, Operational Management and Lean Management.
Tom is a Director at Four Eyes Insight and has an extensive background both within the NHS and as a management consultant. Tom commenced his career as an NHS graduate trainee, qualifying as an accountant and working across all sectors of the NHS. Tom subsequently worked in acute commissioning and finance before moving in to management consultancy. Tom has worked for the past ten years as an advisor across all sectors of the NHS from large acute hospitals to commissioners, from the Cabinet Office and regulators to local GPs and third sector organisations. Tom has led a broad range of projects including most recently strategy development for an NHSFT, estate development for a large London Acute Trust and the development of accountable care and integrated provision across the commissioners and providers of a large city.