"Clinical Lead" redirects here. For the person who currently holds the position, see Connie Beauchamp

The Lead Consultant in Emergency Medicine (Clinical Lead) is a position at Holby City Hospital. A person with this title is in charge of the emergency department and its staff. The current Clinical Lead is Connie Beauchamp, as she replaced previous lead Elle Gardner after she resigned from the post. Connie was initially appointed as Clinical Lead in 2014, but Elle took over the role in November 2016. Less than three months later, Elle handed the role back to Connie and stepped down to deputy.

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 4 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

Name Duration Appointed by
Harry Harper 2002-2008 Jan Goddard
Zoe Hanna (acting) 2008 Jayne Grayson
Adam Trueman (acting) 2009 Vanessa Lytton
Nick Jordan 2009-2013 Vanessa Lytton
Miriam Turner 2011 Henrik Hanssen
Zoe Hanna (acting) 2012-2013 Henrik Hanssen
Zoe Hanna 2013-2014 Henrik Hanssen
Connie Beauchamp 2014-2016, 2017- Guy Self (2014)
Henrik Hanssen (2017)
Dylan Keogh (acting) 2015 Henrik Hanssen
Elle Gardner (acting) 2016 Henrik Hanssen
Elle Gardner 2016-2017 Henrik Hanssen

Consultant Adam Trueman was offered to be the Clinical Lead multiple times but he declined the offer. In 2011, Henrik Hanssen introduced Miriam Turner as joint Clinical Lead with Nick Jordan but she soon left the position to Nick.

Deputy Clinical Lead

"Deputy Clinical Lead" redirects here. For the person who currently holds the position, see Elle Gardner

The Deputy Lead Consultant in Emergency Medicine (Deputy Clinical Lead) is the next person in charge after the Clinical Lead. Should the Clinical Lead be absent for whatever reason, the authority is passed onto the deputy. The current Deputy Clinical Lead is Elle Gardner.

Prior to Connie Beauchamp's arrival, there was little requirement for a deputy as there had only been two consultants working there at one time since Nick Jordan's departure in July 2012. Before Nick Jordan's departure, Zoe Hanna held the position of Deputy Clinical Lead. When Connie took over as Clinical Lead in 2014, Zoe adopted the title of deputy.

Zoe left in May 2016 and the position remained vacant until July, as her replacement, Elle Gardner, was only there as a locum. When offered the permanent position in July, Elle took on the role of deputy. She initially held the role until November, at which point she became Clinical Lead. In February 2017, Elle stepped down from the role of Clinical Lead, handing the responsibilities back to Connie. Elle resumed her original role as deputy.

The deputy can be appointed by the CEO at the time or directly by the current Clinical Lead.

List of Deputy Clinical Leads

Name Duration Appointed by
Zoe Hanna 2009-2012 Nick Jordan
Connie Beauchamp 2014 Guy Self
Zoe Hanna 2014-2016 Connie Beauchamp
Elle Gardner 2016, 2017- Connie Beauchamp (2016)
Henrik Hanssen (2017)
Connie Beauchamp 2016-2017 Elle Gardner



  1. Originally held the role of Clinical Lead from 29 June 2014 to 19 November 2016.
  2. Originally held the role of Deputy Clinical Lead from 16 July 2016 to 19 November 2016.
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