Who are we?

Who are MA Healthcare Consulting?

MA Healthcare Consulting was founded on a collective belief that we have ethical obligations as well as corporate responsibility. By utilising our specialist and extensive experience, it is our aim to provide up to date, evidence-based support, advice and guidance for businesses, healthcare providers and practitioners in ensuring a fully compliant and safe working environment for all.

Dr. Mark Mikhail



Mark sits on several committees involved in national regulation, planning and healthcare protocols. More recently, his work has involved the response to the Coronavirus pandemic, working on national projects, such as Process C19 as a one of the expert clinical team. He represents BAPRAS and plastic surgery on the Intensive Care Society expert group for “Responding to Covid-19 and beyond”. Mark is the current secretary of the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority and has acted as an advisor to the CQC on their inspection methodology for cosmetic practice.

With a keen interest in innovation; he is a fellow of the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme and member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) Innovation Specialist Interest Group. He has developed a medical education app which has been trialled at Oxford University.

As a keen clinical researcher he is co-lead on two national Plastic Surgery clinical trials. He has presented at several international conferences and has written multiple articles for international readership, including a book chapter and e-learning module for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (eLPRAS); more recently this has involved articles on Covid-19 preparedness in world leading journals

Mark attended Medical School at Imperial College London followed by early clinical years in the Oxford University ‘Deanery’ and is now completing his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery specialist training in London. He was a clinical Surgical tutor for Queen’s College during his time in Oxford.

Dr. Alex Armstrong

BMedSci (Hons) BMBS MSc FRCS (Plast)


Alex is an NHS doctor specialising in Plastic Surgery in Oxford. He has a wealth of experience in healthcare regulation and safety. He has a keen eye for identifying workplace risk and developing innovative solutions to improve safety and patient care.

A year at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as the Fellow to Professor Sir Mike Richards, the Chief Inspector of Hospitals gave him unique insight into regulation and the safety requirements in clinical and non-clinical settings. He also worked under Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, the then NHS England National Medical Director. Through this experience he inspected various healthcare environments and advised the CQC on the inspection methodology for surgery and the cosmetic industry. Alex acted as CQC representative in national stakeholder work involving NHS England and insurers to better inform inspection. To this day he remains a specialist advisor to the CQC.  He has helped to prepare NHS Trusts for inspection alongside his role as a surgeon.

Alex is a founding Trustee of the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority and with a team of experts developed the standards for non-surgical cosmetics. These standards were launched in the House of Lords in 2018 and have been endorsed by the main specialist associations in the field. Alex currently sits on British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Professional Standards Committee.  With this experience he has advised health ministers at the Department of Health and Social Care on the safety concerns in the cosmetic industry.

Alex’s academic interests lie with regulation, health economics and leadership and he has published over 20 peer reviewed articles. Most recently publishing a service adaptation response to Covid-19 in Oxford University Hospitals.

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