This is Rich.
Rich Taunt works at Kaleidoscope.
In previous lives, Richard was Director of Policy at the Health Foundation, worked at the Care Quality Commission - working on the Commission's new approach to regulation in 2013/14 - and spent an inordinate amount of time at the Department of Health. Roles there included advising on strategy and policy in quality, primary care, system reform, and 'reorganisations so big you can see them from space'. Richard has also worked for the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, and the Demon Barbers (some - but not all - of those roles involving the sweeping of hair).
In addition to Kaleidoscope, Richard is Director of the UK Improvement Alliance, a network of organisations dedicated to improving the quality of health and care.
If you would like to get Richard involved in a long discussion, try the topics of trust, radical new forms of organisation, bridging the disconnect between research and practice, and the Premier League season of 1995/96.
Richard is married with two children and two cats, and lives in the best place in the world - Brockley, South London.