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Professor Stephen Powis

Professor Stephen Powis

National Medical Director,
NHS England

Stephen Powis is the National Medical Director of NHS England and Professor of Renal Medicine at University College London.   Previously he was Medical Director (and latterly Group Chief Medical Officer) of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust from 2006 to 2018. Professor Powis was also a member of the governing body of Merton Clinical Commissioning Group for five years and a Director of Healthcare Services Laboratories LLP. He is a past Chairman of the Association of UK Universities (AUKUH) Medical Directors Group and has been a member of numerous national committees and working groups, including the Department of Health Strategic Education Funding Expert Group. He is a past non-executive director of the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, including a period of eight months as acting chairman.

  • Assessing the planned impact of The NHS Long-Term Plan on urgent and emergency care and how it links to NHS England’s Urgent and Emergency Care Review
  • Achieving 24/7 fully integrated care and community-based health care services across England in 2019 through NHS 111 or online
  • Outlining key milestones for urgent and emergency care to ensure long term improvement of care provision
  • Expanding and reforming urgent and emergency care services to relieve pressure on A&E departments, offset winter demand spikes and ensure patients get the care they need in the right place as fast as possible
  • Supporting patient navigation of the optimal service channel through a single multidisciplinary Clinical Assessment Service (CAS)