London Ambulance Service appoints new Medical Director

16 March 2016

London Ambulance Service is pleased to announce that Dr Fenella Wrigley has been appointed Medical Director following a national recruitment process. Fenella Wrigley

Fenella has been undertaking the role on an interim basis since January 2015. Prior to that Fenella was Deputy Medical Director, having joined the Service in 2008 as Director for Control Services.

Chief Executive, Dr Fionna Moore, said: “Fenella brings a wealth of clinical experience from both the pre hospital setting and as an A&E consultant. She is committed and passionate about providing the best possible patient outcomes for Londoners.

“We are delighted Fenella has accepted this role on a permanent basis.”

Fenella will continue to work clinically one day a week as a consultant in emergency medicine for Barts Health NHS Trust.

She said: “It is a privilege to work as part of the NHS both at London Ambulance Service and for Barts Health.

“The Service has had a challenging year and it is vital we continue to promote excellent care and patient experience, develop all of our staff and work closely with stakeholders and the wider NHS.

“I look forward to working together to continue to improve our clinical outcomes and develop our role as a leading mobile healthcare provider.”

Fenella led on the development of urgent care within the London Ambulance Service, overseeing the introduction of a Clinical Hub in the control room. Staffed by clinicians it provides clinical support to ambulance crews at the scene as well as telephone treatment for patients.

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