Area of responsibility
As Executive Medical Director, David is responsible for the professional leadership of the Medical workforce, medical education and training. David also shares responsibility for the Quality and Safety portfolio with the Executive Chief Nurse. David has additional responsibilities in the wider system as the Executive Lead for the Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative, and is Clinical Lead for Access in the Bradford District and Craven Act as One programme.
People Committee, Quality and Safety Committee
Clinical Lead, Act as One Programme, Bradford District and Craven; Executive Lead, Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative
MBChB Glasgow, FRCSGlasg (ORL-HNS)
Background / Profile
David was appointed Medical Director in July 2020; he was previously Deputy Medical Director and Divisional Director for Surgery and Diagnostics at Airedale from February 2018. He is actively involved in system leadership at Place, and across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, and has been Co-Chair of the Bradford District and Craven System Planned Care Oversight Board.
David trained as an ENT Surgeon in Glasgow, London and Christchurch, New Zealand. He was appointed as a Consultant Otolaryngologist in 2011, with 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.