Following a rigorous selection procedure Deputy Medical Director and ENT surgeon David Crampsey has been appointed as Medical Director at Airedale NHS Foundation trust. He joins the board with responsibility for leadership of medical colleagues at the trust and for delivering high quality care for our communities.
David was appointed as Interim Executive Medical Director in June 2020 after the retirement of Karl Mainprize and previously held the post of Deputy Medical Director and Divisional Director for Surgery and Diagnostics when he first joined Airedale Hospital in February 2018.
David trained as an ENT Surgeon in Glasgow, London and Christchurch, New Zealand. He was appointed as a Consultant Otolaryngologist in 2011, developing a specialist interest in Rhinology and Vertigo. He was Lead Clinician for ENT within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde from 2012 to 2017.
He has an interest in teaching and education, with a teaching award from the University of Otago. He was also Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Lead for ENT at the University of Glasgow.
David has had an active interest in leadership and management for many years, and participated in Cohort 10 of the NHS Scotland Delivering the Future leadership development programme. He is a member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, and a member of the BMA Medical Managers’ Committee.
He is actively involved in system leadership across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, and has been Co-Chair of the Bradford District and Craven System Planned Care Oversight Board.
He lives locally and outside of work enjoys travelling, cooking and socialising with friends.
“I am delighted to be appointed as Executive Medical Director at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. When I moved here from Glasgow two and a half years ago, I had no idea how quickly I would feel deeply connected to this hospital and its community. It is a truly fantastic place to work and live. As part of my role, I have been fortunate to work closely with our Health and Care partners across Bradford District and Craven. I will continue to do so, as we further develop the joined up approach to services which our population rightly expects.
Clearly, in the current period my priority will be our populations and workforce as they respond to the challenge of COVID 19. I also want to focus on support and development of our staff to deliver the highest quality healthcare for the people we serve.”
Brendan Brown, Chief Executive of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust says:
“I’m delighted to confirm that David Crampsey has been appointed as Executive Medical Director for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
This is a great appointment for Airedale. David brings a wealth of experience to the role, as well as an understanding of Airedale from his two years as deputy medical director here. His is also actively involved in system leadership locally and across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.”