Following undergraduate training in Dublin, and post-graduate experience in Dublin, London and Stanford University in California, Professor Leonard was appointed as a Consultant Thoracic Physician in Manchester in October 2000, and is also an Honorary Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre.
Since 2008 Prof Leonard has also been working as Consultant Clinical Adviser for the Centre for Health Technology Evaluation at NICE which involves assessing which novel pharmaceutical and MedTech products will benefit from a NICE assessment.
A significant amount of Prof Leonard’s time over the past 4 years has been spent with colleagues in NICE, Department of Health and Social Care, and NHS England & Improvement working as clinical lead for the UK project to develop a novel value assessment & reimbursement mechanism for new antimicrobials. Prof Leonard still spends 50% of his time as a pulmonologist specialising in severe lung disease, particularly Sarcoidosis and other interstitial lung problems.
The UK Antimicrobial novel value assessment/reimbursement project to re-energise the antimicrobial pipeline with a delinked pull incentive