Dr Lesley Kay

Acting Executive Medical Director

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Lesley divides her time between HSIB, where she is our Acting Executive Medical Director and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she is a consultant rheumatologist. Lesley is HSIB’s Caldicott Guardian.

She also holds the posts of Vice Chair of the Northern Clinical Senate Council and joint National Clinical Lead for rheumatology for the Getting It Right First Time programme.

Lesley has previously been clinical director for musculoskeletal services and for patient safety and quality at her Trust and chair of the British Society for Rheumatology's clinical quality committee. She is a GenerationQ Fellow with the Health Foundation.