Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
David joined Leeds Teaching Hospitals in January 1995 as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon. He has served as Honorary Treasurer and Council member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland, and sequentially as Honorary Treasurer, Secretary and President of the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine. Previous roles have also included Intercollegiate Examiner in Surgery, and European Vascular Examiner. David was a member of the NICE CG92 Expert Working Group responsible for ‘Venous thromboembolism: reducing the risk for patients in hospital’.
David has led a number of large centralisation projects including Vascular Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Upper GI Surgery and Gastroenterology. He was the medical lead creating the business case, and subsequent development of the Major Trauma Centre in Leeds.He has previously been Clinical Centre Director, followed by Divisional Medical Director for Surgery & Oncology. He was appointed as Medical Director -Operations in June 2013.
David is the Executive Clinical Lead for Scan 4 Safety in Leeds achieving one of the highest independent external peer review scores of the six UK pilot sites. He is the Executive Scan 4 Safety clinical lead for WYAAT Scan 4 Safety program, and serves on the GS1 Global Clinical Advisory Committee.
David chairs the Leeds Theatre Board, Cancer Board and Mortality Improvement Committees.
In 2018 David’s contribution to the clinical / financial collaborative waste reduction was formally recognised with the award of Financial Clinician of the Year at the annual HFMA awards.