Bringing together medical and nursing expertise from across the NHS

We've created a new clinical forum made up of medical directors and directors of nursing from across the NHS. The forum will provide expert advice to help us support the NHS to make sustainable improvements.

The forum will meet every three months and will advise our Executive Medical Director and Executive Director of Nursing on the clinical issues facing providers, as well as providing feedback on our policies and proposals.

Representation has been sought from across the NHS, including acute, specialist, community, ambulance and mental health providers.

Dr Kathy McLean, Executive Medical Director for NHS Improvement said:

"We want to listen and learn from trusts and foundation trusts across England. We can only achieve our goal of supporting the NHS to make sustainable improvements with the help and input from those working organisations caring for patients every day.

"Medical Directors and Directors of Nursing already hold a significant amount of experience and knowledge and I look forward to working with them to spread improvement throughout the system."

Ruth May, Executive Director of Nursing for NHS Improvement said:

"The Clinical Forum is an example of how we are actively seeking to collaborate across professional boundaries and across health sectors. The members of the Clinical Forum will ensure that we support providers in a way that enables them to deliver high quality patient care."

Forum members

Medical Directors

Amanda Thomas Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Andrew Welch The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Andrew Sant Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Emma Whicher South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
Ian Abbs Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Julian Mark Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Kevin Hardy St Helen’s & Knowlsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Paul Harrison The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Peter Turkington Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Stephen Powis Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Susan Gilby Wye Valley NHS Trust
Tim Ojo Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Vinod Diwakar Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Directors of Nursing

Amanda Pye London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
Andy Brogan South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Angela Thompson East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Duncan Burton Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Greg Dix Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Heather Caudle Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hilary Chapman Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Jackie Bird The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Janice Sigsworth Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Lisa Grant Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
Mark Radford University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Nicola Lucey Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oliver Shanley Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

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