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David Wells

Head of Pathology Service Consolidation Programme

NHS Improvement (England)

September 2018 saw David Wells recognised as being one of the 100 best, brightest and most powerful advocates for pathology in the global community by the Pathologist magazine.  David is leading the NHS Improvement Pathology consolidation programme, seeking to deliver efficient, high quality pathology services across England.  Two years on Pathology services are embracing this considerable change at a pace not previously seen, with pathology service reconfiguring as proposed on track, with Industry reconfiguring likewise to match the new models of delivery.

David has a diverse experience of providing and leading pathology services to primary, secondary and tertiary care across all pathology disciplines.  Trained at Addenbrookes Hospital qualifying in December 2000, followed by a number of roles including Great Ormond Street Hospital as the Lead Healthcare Scientist for GOSH, covering the entire Healthcare Science workforce, the first person to hold this post and as Director of Operations (and CQC registrant manager, responsible for diagnostics services covering several million people) at Viapath covering Kings College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals at the time one of the UK’s largest networked pathology services.

David is an elected IBMS council member for the London Region.  David has also represented the IBMS on NICE diagnostic advisory panels, and various national forums including an observer on the Royal College of Pathologist Council and in the Parliamentary and Science committee.

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