National Clinical Director for Heart Disease, NHS England
Huon was appointed consultant adult and interventional cardiologist to Southampton University Hospital in 1989. He was President of the British Cardiac Society (2003-5) and co-chaired the Dept. of Health’s National Infarct Angioplasty Project (2006-8) which led to the subsequent roll out of primary PCI for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI heart attack). He was clinical adviser to the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) on acute coronary syndromes (2007-10), and chaired its guideline on STEMI (2011-13). He chaired the International Council of the American College of Cardiology (2008-13), sat on the ACC’s Board of Trustees (2012-16) and will chair their Governance Committee (2019-22).
Huon is honorary professor at Queen Mary’s University, and at University College, London, and has published on various aspects of cardiology and health service delivery. He was Deputy and then Interim National Clinical Director for Heart Disease at the Department of Health (2007-12), and has been National Clinical Director for Heart Disease in NHS England since 2013.