Thursday, 29 May 2014

Imperial College Healthcare appoints new medical director - 29 May 2014

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has appointed Professor Chris Harrison as the Trust’s medical director.

The announcement was made by the Trust’s chief executive, Dr Tracey Batten.
Professor Harrison brings to the role considerable expertise in the areas of cancer care and public health, and his appointment will reinforce the high quality clinical leadership acroChris Harrisonss the Trust.

He joined the Trust in March 2013 from Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester, the largest specialist cancer centre in Europe, where he was medical director for eight years. Since October 2013, he has been interim medical director at Imperial College Healthcare. He has also been clinical director for cancer for NHS London, helping to implement a model of care to improve cancer survival rates and access to services.  
Dr Batten said: “I am delighted to announce that Professor Chris Harrison has been appointed medical director at our Trust. Chris is a highly experienced clinician and healthcare leader who brings extensive experience to the position. He will provide invaluable knowledge and skills to help us deliver our clinical strategy to provide the highest quality care to all our patients.
“I am sure our staff will join me in congratulating Chris on his appointment and wishing him all the very best in his new role.”  
Professor Harrison played an important role at the AHSC in Manchester, being the lead for cancer across six partner organisations. He has also led work on the quality assurance and accreditation of cancer services across Europe and is the chair of the European Cancer Centre Accreditation Committee.
He said: “I am immensely looking forward to taking on this role and continuing to work with the medical staff in the Trust and GPs in north west London, as well as helping to deliver the Trust’s clinical strategy to further improve the quality of care and experience of all our patients.”
ENDS –

For more information please contact:
Soraya Madell
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust press office
Email: soraya.madell@imperial.nhs.uk
Tel: 020 3312 1331

More information at: Imperial Trust Website

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