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Richard Darch


Richard has over 20 years experience in healthcare. Following a Masters in Health Economics Richard worked as a Research Fellow at the University of York. Richard went on to found a number of businesses focusing on the planning development and delivery of health infrastructure. In 2017 Richard established Archus, a specialist health infrastructure advisory practice.
Throughout his career Richard has focused on his principle interest of the delivery of high quality infrastructure in healthcare and harnessing the best of public and private sector thinking in the planning, design and delivery of new healthcare buildings.

Richard is a recognised thought leader in the area of infrastructure and has published in respected Journals and policy institutes and presented at international conferences.

Richard has led the Archus team and capability on developing guidance which focuses on the opportunity for standardised designs in new hospital developments that can be applied to multi billion health infrastructure programmes. He is taking this thinking into new markets for Archus, particularly Canada and Australia.

Richard is an Associate Fellow of the Nuffield Trust and sits on the SALUS Global Advisory Board as part of the Congress for European Healthcare Design.