The Clinical Director for the West Yorkshire CLRN is Dr. Simon Howell.
Dr. Simon Howell. MA(Cantab) MRCP FRCA MSc MD.
Dr. Howell received his undergraduate training in medicine in Cambridge and London and qualified from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1984. He trained in anaesthesia in the Oxford Region of the United Kingdom and spent the period between 1990 and 1997 working at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Between 1992 and 1997 he was Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthetics in the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics in Oxford. In 1995 and 1996 he took one years leave from his post in Oxford to study Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He moved to the University of Bristol 1998 and has moved to the University of Leeds as a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia in 2001.
Dr Howell is a Section Editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia, Clinical Director of the West Yorkshire Comprehensive Research Network and a member of the Research Council of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia.
Dr. Howell has conducted research into perioperative myocardial ischaemia and into the epidemiology of perioperative cardiovascular complications. His current research interests include perioperative myocardial injury, perioperative risk stratification using exercise testing, quality of life outcomes after vascular surgery and changes in the cerebral circulation following carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Howell has received research funding from the European Society of Anaesthesiology, the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia, the National Institute of Health Research, Heart Research UK, the Vascular Anaesthesia Society and Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Simon is supported by Co-Director Dr Andy McElligott.
The Co-Director for the West Yorkshire CLRN is Dr Andy McElligott.
Andy has worked in the NHS for over 20 years, including 14 years as a GP in Bradford. He has Board level experience as both a commissioner and provider, having joined our Trust in April 2012 from Bradford and Airedale Primary Care Trust where he was also Medical Director.
Prior to becoming a Medical Director, Andy held a number of clinical-managerial posts including urgent care lead and clinical governance lead. More recently, he has been a member of NHS Employers’ national negotiating team involved in annual reviews of the GP contract.
The Core Team is led by Emma Giddings, Senior Manager and the Lead RM&G Manager is Tomasz Kurdziel. These posts, together with an Industry Manager, Information Manager and Administrator, make up the CLRN Core Team.
The day to day operation of the CLRN is supported by the WYCLRN Executive Group, led by Dr. Simon Howell, which has representation from primary, secondary care and mental health and the two West Yorkshire TCRNs. The executive group comprises of:
Dr Simon Howell, CLRN Clinical Director
Dr Andy McElligott, CLRN Co-Director
Dr David Jackson, YCRN Clinical Director
Professor Anne Forster, YSRN Director
Professor Allan House, LIHS Director
Professor Robbie Foy, Primary Care Lead
Ms Emma Giddings, CLRN Senior Manager
Mr Tomasz Kurdziel, CLRN Lead RM&G Manager