Dr Kathy McLean

Executive Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer, NHS Improvement


Dr Kathy McLean was the Medical Director at the NHS Trust Development Authority, the organisation which was responsible for providing leadership and support to NHS trusts and whose responsibilities transferred to NHS Improvement on 1 April 2016, for 3 years. Prior to this she was the Clinical Transitions Director working with Sir Bruce Keogh building the NHS Commissioning Board, now NHS England. Her work has focused on improving quality by building in clinical leadership and expertise across the system, including development of clinical networks and senates, and she was also a leading member of the NHS Future Forum.

Kathy was Medical Director at East Midlands Strategic Health Authority and prior to that was Medical Director at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where she was a physician from 1994 until 2009.