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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Non-Executive Directors

David Hicks, Non-Executive Director
  • Over 30 years' experience in clinical leadership posts. 
  • Most recently - interim Medical Director at Great Ormond Street, where he was the Trust lead for patient and staff safety and clinical quality, responsible for the legal team, medical workforce, education and development. 
  • After qualifying as a Consultant, David specialised in sexual health and genitourinary medicine before progressing into divisional management roles.
  • Held a range of Board Level clinical leadership posts in the course of his career, as well as being Acting Chief Executive at Barnsley Hospital from 2006 to 2007. 
  • Held a number of roles with Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, advising on the Trust’s clinical reorganisation and Chairing the Quality Committee, leading on safeguarding and End-of-Life Care. 
  • In addition to his role at Great Ormond Street, he was also a Clinical and Professional Advisor to the CQC and a Medical Appraiser to NHS England, supporting a number GPs across the South of England. 
  • an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Matthew’s in Miami. 


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