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Dr Mark Simmonds

Consultant in Critical Care Medicine

Dr Mark Simmonds qualified in 2001 from the University of Nottingham and trained in acute medicine and intensive care. He now works as a consultant in Critical Care Medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust where is also Deputy Medical Director.

In his leadership roles he has led the development of Integrated Discharge, real-time operational management, GIRFT and Virtual Wards. These service improvements have been guided by a strong data-driven QI strategy that reflects the output from the development of the mobile based Nervecentre EPR solution that Mark has clinically led at NUH since 2015.

Prior to his work on operational and ICT leadership, Mark chaired the NUH Recognise and Rescue Programme having developed nationally recognised improvements in the treatment of Severe Sepsis at NUH. Mark has led teams four times to the finals of the HSJ Patient Safety Awards since 2013, has won a Building Better Healthcare award in 2015 and was highly commended in the HSJ Clinical Leader of the Year Award 2015.