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NHSE announces eight new directors

Published on: 10 Jan 2024

NHS England has announced 19 national clinical director appointments, eight of whom are new to the role, including for stroke and maternity services.

NHSE readvertised all NCD posts last summer, along with several newly created NCD roles.

It today announced the chosen candidates for 17 of the posts, one of which (elective recovery) remains a joint role.

Among the areas with new NCDs are learning disabilities and autism, stroke, heart disease and maternity.

Ten posts, including two newly created ones, have not yet been announced.

NHSE said: “The NCDs are a group of senior practising clinicians who provide overarching national clinical leadership to the organisation to support programmes and priorities, in addition to their clinical practice in the NHS. They have extensive knowledge of their speciality areas and current experience in frontline NHS services…

“The NCDs play a pivotal role in supporting NHS England to deliver the key ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan; providing clinical advice and leadership to drive transformation of services for patients and ensuring an NHS fit for the future.”