The clinical lead has a range of responsibilities, including reporting back to the CEO, managing rotas for the doctors and resolving any staffing or budget issues in the department. Although the clinical nurse manager has authority over the nurses, the clinical lead also has power over the nursing staff.
To date, there have been six non-acting permanent clinical leads since the position was established in 2002. The longest serving of these was Harry Harper who held the position from the date of its conception until 2008 when he left the department. Additionally, there have been four acting clinical leads in the past, one of whom being Zoe Hanna who later went on to take on the permanent role at which point she became the department's first ever female clinical lead.
The clinical lead is selected by the board, and appointed by the hospital's CEO at that time.
List of clinical leads
|Image||Person||Assumed role||Left role||Appointed by|
|25 December 2017||14 January 2018||Henrik Hanssen|
|27 January 2018||15 April 2018|
|2 months and 19 days|
|Connie Beauchamp||29 April 2018||7 December 2018||Abigail Tate|
|7 months and 8 days|
|8 December 2018||18 January 2019||Henrik Hanssen|
|1 month and 10 days|
|Connie Beauchamp||19 January 2019||28 July 2019|
|6 months and 9 days|
|29 July 2019||4 January 2020|
|5 months and 6 days|
|Connie Beauchamp||5 January 2020||4 April 2021||Max McGerry|
|1 year, 2 months and 30 days|