NHS Midlands and East has appointed three new Associate Medical Directors to help focus its clinical vision and priorities across the new strategic health authority cluster area.
Mr James Quinn has been appointed as Associate Medical Director covering the East of England. James was Associate Medical Director for the NHS East of England before the SHA’s clustered as well as being Medical Director at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust for five years. Previously he held a six-month post as Deputy Medical Director with a remit for clinical efficiency post at the Trust and prior to this he was the Trust’s Clinical Director for Surgical Specialties for three years. He was appointed as an ENT Surgeon at this Trust in 1998. He has a specialist interest in ear surgery and balance disorders and continues to practice at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Dr Peter Miller has been appointed Associate Medical Director covering the East Midlands. Peter became the medical director of Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust in April 2006. Prior to this Peter was a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist for 10 years, and had a number of key posts including clinical director of CAMHS services. Peter’s interests are in the professional development of consultants and the delivery of high quality clinical services, supported by audit, research and appropriate use of information. Peter still works actively as a clinician at Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust with interests in ADHD and children in care.
Dr Neil Deuchar, based in West Midlands, has been appointed Associate Medical Director with Cluster-wide responsibilities for Mental Health and Revalidation. He has been Medical Director for Mental Health at NHS West Midlands for the past two years, prior to which he was Medical Director at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Neil
is also Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Neurosciences, University of Birmingham, Associate Registrar (Medical Management) and Commissioning Lead for the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Mental Health Advisor, DH Right Care Team. Neil continues his clinical practice at the Health Xchange, a primary care facility for homeless people in Birmingham.
Chris Welsh, Medical Director for NHS Midlands and East said:
"I am very pleased to announce today’s appointments and would like to wish all of our new Associate Medical Directors the very best in their new roles. We are fortunate to have secured a wealth of skills and experience with these three appointments. They will be a huge support to me and all will drive forward NHS Midlands and East’s clinical priorities and ambitions across the three regions."