Joining from South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, where she has been medical director since 2012, Dr Whicher will join the senior team to drive and support both urgent improvements at the frontline and the long term systems of the London healthcare economy.
“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Emma Whicher as the Regional Medical Director of NHS Improvement.”
“Emma has a proven track record in delivering change in the health sector with many years of service at the highest level and will bring skills and experience of improving services for patients. I look forward to working with her as she builds a robust team around her to forge strong collaborations across the NHS and care systems in London“
Steve Russell, Executive Regional Managing Director (London)
“I am thrilled that NHS Improvement has appointed Emma who has already been transforming NHS services for patients in South West London”
“She will bring a wealth of experience to NHS Improvement and support providers to give patients continually safe, high quality and compassionate care”
Dr Kathy McLean, Executive Medical Director of NHS Improvement
“It has been a privilege to be the Medical Director of South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust. Since 2012, I have worked with many passionate, caring and committed members of staff who provide patients with the highest quality of care.”
“Clinical expertise and advice will be at the heart of what NHS improvement will do and will continue to support London providers to give the best possible care to their patients”
Emma, speaking about her new role.
Emma will continue with her clinical practice for one day a week and will take up the post in February 2017.