Des Holden

Des was appointed as a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Royal Sussex County Hospital in 2000 after a role at St George’s Hospital Medical School where he was the Lecturer in Fetal Medicine. He became an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2003.

Des has held various managerial posts within the merged Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH), including Clinical Director for Women and Children, Divisional Director of Specialised services and, subsequently, Medical Director.  He sat on the Board at BSUH from 2006 until joining SASH Board in March 2011.

After leading on the redesign of the safety and quality strategy at BSUH, he was appointed as the Clinical Director of the Enhancing Quality Programme, reducing variations in the management of several common clinical diagnoses within and between acute providers across all acute trusts in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.  He is a regional expert and advisor to APEC, the national charity supporting action against pre-eclampsia.

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