Matt Sandys


Matt joined PPL as a Consultant, after completing the NHS Graduate Management Trainee Scheme specialising in Health Informatics. During the scheme, Matt worked across a variety of teams in an NHS Mental Health Trust, ranging from digital transformation to inpatient service development. This was supported specialist study, where he attained a Postgraduate Diploma from UCL in Health Informatics, focusing particularly on novel approaches to digital transformation in the NHS.

Drawing his knowledge of informatics and data analysis, Matt led on the data collection and analysis for the development of an NHS Trust’s new 5-year strategy. This involved collecting and synthesizing several thousand comments from different stakeholder groups, before visualising and presenting them to senior Trust stakeholders. He also used this knowledge as part of the Trust’s performance team, working to streamline processes through identifying value streams and transitioning to code-based solutions.

Matt also worked to deliver an innovative online digital training platform, managing the project across its entire lifecycle, and working with multiple Trust departments to prototype, iteratively improve, and ultimately deploy the platform. He conducted multiple workshops and training sessions to ensure the platform integrated with existing processes and delivered value, whilst also managing competing and conflicting priorities from senior stakeholders.

Outside of his professional life Matt is an avid linguist, speaking Italian and Spanish after having spent time teaching English in Argentina for the British Council, and interning at an Italian car dealership as part of the Erasmus+ programme. This led to him obtaining a distinction in his Masters’ Degree in Linguistics at UCL where his dissertation investigating the effect of expectation of language processing won the departmental prize and was selected for conference presentation.

Matt holds a Ba (Hons) in Modern Languages and Cultures from Durham University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Birmingham as part of the NHS’s Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Senior Leadership Development Programme.