Dr Ingham Clark will cover the role for six months, during which time she will also continue as NHS England’s medical director for clinical effectiveness.
Celia brings significant knowledge and experience to her new role - she was medical director at the Whittington Hospital for eight years, associate medical director with responsibility for quality and revalidation at NHS London, has previously been NHS England's director for reducing premature mortality, and she chaired the cross-system Sepsis Board.
We are very pleased to welcome Dr Celia Ingham Clark as interim national director of patient safety. Celia will continue her current role as NHS England’s medical director for clinical effectiveness, and I’m sure this will help us to further join and boost our efforts with NHS England to help improve NHS care.
Celia brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role – including significant experience at a trust and with programmes to reduce premature mortality and sepsis. I’m sure Celia’s appointment will strengthen our efforts to help trusts improve patient safety and build on the work we are doing to embed an open and learning culture across the NHS.
Dr Kathy Mclean, executive medical director at NHS Improvement