Toby Sanders

Toby Sanders
Chief Executive

Toby Sanders is the Chief Executive for NHS Corby and NHS Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG).

With 15 years of experience in the NHS Toby was previously the Managing Director (Accountable Officer) of West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, an organisation which he successfully helped set up and lead for seven years working with its 48 Member Practices to service the 366,000 local population.

Toby has extensive experience in a variety of senior management and system leadership roles including being the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) Lead over the last three years for the Better Care Together programme serving the one million local people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR).

An experienced Board Director, Toby previously held Deputy Chief Executive roles with the LLR PCT Cluster, and Leicester City PCT where he also held the role of Director of Primary and Community Care. Toby has also worked elsewhere in the NHS in an acute hospital setting and strategic health authority roles.

During his time in Leicestershire some of Toby’s key achievements were: enabling the development of primary and community care through the setting up of new GP surgeries in ͚under doctored͛ areas, the growth of GP Federations and integrated locality team working with community services and social care teams; successfully leading formal public consultations to enable the redesign of urgent care and community hospital services, and; supporting and making the case for proposals to reconfigure and invest in modernising Leicester’s acute hospitals. 

Toby has a strong appreciation of how the NHS and wider public sector touches and impacts on most of our lives. He is passionate about the value of clinical leadership and patient involvement, working with health and care professionals across public services to achieve the best value and outcomes for local people and places.

Before joining the NHS in 2003, Toby held a number of roles within local government and management consultancy with a focus on place based regeneration in economically deprived industrial areas in the North West, South Yorkshire and Wales.

Having grown up in Devon and Cornwall, where many of his family still live, Toby also has a good understanding of the issues and challenges faced by local people living and working in areas with a mix of open countryside, market towns and rural villages.

Toby is a great believer that exercise is a key part of positive physical and mental health and in his spare time is a keen cyclist, as well as enjoying long walks with his wife. Holidays normally involve somewhere warm, cycling up mountains and indulging his other passions for photography and food.

Last updated: 29/04/2021