Oliver Bernath

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Oliver Bernath is partner in Strategy&’s healthcare advisory practice and he leads the Health Analytics group in Consulting. His main focus is on integrated care strategy, operations, and implementation, both for commissioners and providers. Oliver has accumulated knowledge and experience both in breadth and depth in healthcare providers (NHS and private) and whole local health economies.

Before joining PwC, he founded Integrated Health Partners, a specialist advisory firm for integrated care and Health Analytics. Before that, Oliver was Associate Principal and one of the leaders of healthcare at McKinsey London.

Oliver holds an MD from the University of Ulm (Germany) and completed neurology training at St Bart’s (London), Univ Chicago, Univ California San Francisco, and Stanford University. He is on the GMC specialist register as neurologist and holds four board certifications in the USA. He worked as attending neurologist at Kaiser Permanente before returning to the UK. He still practices as consultant neurologist at Guy’s Hospital in London.

Relevant project experience:

  • Developing national service strategies for the Kingdom in Saudi Arabia for:
    • Cardiac care
    • Transplant services
    • Tertiary care in Mental Health, Cancer, Eye Care
  • Developing healthcare facilities and capacity plan for Qatar:
    • Leading Model of Care development for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • National-scale, multi-year transformation programme for healthcare in the KSA
    • Defining Model of Care principles with large stakeholder groups
    • Translating plans into implementation and national rollout
  • Market review of diagnostic imaging in England
    • For independent provider of diagnostic services conducted detailed market assessment of demand and capacity in England
  • Redesigning care at challenged hospital as Clinical Lead of Monitor’s Contingency Planning Team (CPT)
    • Fundamental redesign of care model across whole local health and social care economy
    • Redesign of hospital service specifications around Integrated Care model
    • Clinician engagement and ensuring entire change process is clinically led
  • Developing Integrated Care Strategy for Foundation Trust after merger with community services
  • Developing and running bed-management, capacity-planning control centre for large, multi-site university hospitals
  • Redesigning hospital service model, strategy, and implementing change programme

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