New director-level clinical appointment

We've appointed Dr Sean O'Kelly as our Medical Director for Professional Leadership to work alongside clinical leaders and improve the way we engage with clinicians.

In his new role, Dr O'Kelly will help ensure effective engagement between NHS Improvement and front-line clinicians. He'll work as part of a team to provide clinical and professional guidance across NHS Improvement and the sector to help support the continued professional development of clinicians. He will also be working closely with commissioners, patient groups and providers to encourage innovation and support the development of new service and care models. 

The future of our NHS relies on us engaging with front line staff to understand how we can better work together to continue to deliver great quality care. I am pleased to welcome Dr Sean O’Kelly who will lead the way in making sure we are speaking to our clinical leaders and support them to  develop their skills and their services.

I look forward to working with Sean and have every confidence that with his expertise and determination, we will be able to strengthen clinical leadership within NHS Improvement and the NHS.

Dr Kathy McLean, Executive Medical Director of NHS Improvement

Dr Sean O’Kelly joins us from University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust where he held the role of Medical Director from January 2011. He has an extensive experience in the health service including serving as Associate Medical Director to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Medical Director at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

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