Roy Lilley is a health policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator on the National Health Service and social issues.
He was the vice-chairman of West Surrey and North East Hampshire Health Authority and formerly a Conservative member of Surrey Heath Borough Council where he was Mayor in 1988/89. Between 1991 and 1995, he was the chairman of the Homewood NHS Trust, Chertsey Surrey. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Management School, Imperial College London, and at the Centre for Health Services Management at the University of Nottingham. He has written for the Guardian, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and other newspapers, journals and management periodicals including a regular column in Pharmaceutical Marketing magazine.
He runs the nhsManagers.network which produces an opinionated free newsletter four times a week which is claimed to reach 300,000 NHS managers inboxes. He is the author of over twenty books on health and health service management. Because his newsletter is regarded as influential those attacked in it can be defensive. It is supported by the Institute of Healthcare Management.