National Commisioing Board Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh has announced the names of 21 National Clinical Directors (NCDs) appointed to provide expert advice and research to the national medical directorate on conditions and services ranging from obesity and diabetes to emergency preparedness and critical care.
Commenting on the appointments, he said: “The restructured NHS has clinical leadership at its heart, and will make its decisions based on the very best possible clinical evidence and expert advice. Our national clinical directors will provide the expert insight, knowledge and research we need in order to understand and address the challenges we face in all different aspects of NHS care.”
The national clinical directors will continue to work in their current roles, and remain based in their current areas. There will be a total of 25 NCD posts altogether: recruitment to the remaining four is ongoing.
For further information go to : http://www.commissioningboard.nhs.uk/2013/03/13/ncd/