Consultant Clinical Biochemist Dr Fiona Carragher has been appointed to the role of Deputy Chief Scientific Officer by the NHS National Commissioning Board. Fiona is currently Scientific Director for London and Director of Biochemical Sciences at GSTS Pathology within Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Fiona leads a number of specialised laboratories for the diagnosis and monitoring of inherited metabolic disease and is Director of Newborn Screening for the South East Thames Region.
Over a 19 year career Fiona has worked in multi-professional teams at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh and Kings College Hospital, London with a focus on providing high quality, innovative laboratory services.
She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and is an active member of organisations such as the Association for Clinical Biochemistry, British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group and MetBioNet.
Fiona was appointed as the Scientific Director for NHS London in 2010. In this role she has worked closely with the DH Chief Scientific Officer and the SHA Medical Director to provide scientific advice to the region and clinical leadership for over 7000 Healthcare Scientists in London. She has led projects on technology adoption and leadership development, and has created a proactive scientific and diagnostics network that supports quality improvement and effective commissioning