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Our Clinical Directors

Each of our clinical services is led by a clinical director who will have been appointed for a three year term of office.  Our clinical directors are integral to the management of the Trust through our clinical business units and our management executive board.

  • Mark Clement-Jones – Clinical Director of Maternity, Imaging and Pathology

    Information coming soon

  • Bill Yoxall – Clinical Director of Neonatology and Pharmacy
    Bill Yoxall BMS BM BS MRCP MD FRCPCH - Bill was appointed to the post of clinical director of neonates and pharmacy in 2010. Most of his training has been in the Mersey region with two years as a Clinical Research Fellow and two years as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Liverpool before becoming a consultant in 1998. Bill was the Paediatric Training Programme Director for five years and is the Centre Director for the Newborn Life Support Course.

    Bill believes the work that we do on the Neonatal Unit is extremely important for the babies in our care and their families and remains inspired by the dedication, hard work and expertise of the team he has the privilege of working with.

  • Andrew Drakeley – Clinical Director of the Hewitt Centre
    Mr Andrew Drakeley is a Consultant Gynaecologist & Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and his MD thesis was written on recurrent miscarriage. He is the clinical governance lead for the Hewitt Fertility Centre and the lead clinician for egg donation, viral discordant couples and fertility preservation. Andrew is experienced at laparoscopic surgery and the management of fibroids as well as male testicular sperm retrieval. Mr Drakeley has previously been elected to represent Doctors on the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Council and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Council and in 2012 was elected to the Chair of the British Medical Association O&G Consultant Committee.
  • Edwin Djabetey – Clinical Director of Anaesthesia
    Edwin Djabetey MB ChB FRCA FFARCSI - Eddie is currently Clinical Director of Anaesthesia and the Critical Care Lead for the trust. His achievements include the development and implementation of Medical Early Warning System (MEWS) for Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Eddie has been integral to the development of sepsis and renal bundles, outreach and non invasive ventilation (CPAP) services, transfer and nutrition guidelines in line with national guidelines which have all resulted in improvements in peri-operative care by identifying patients at risk of deterioration early and intervening appropriately, reducing morbidity, ensuring appropriate transfers and improving transfer quality to a high standard. We have achieved a high quality service whilst maintaining clinical governance and high patient experience and satisfaction.
  • John Kirwan - Clinical Director of Gynaecology
    John Kirwan MRCOG - John trained at Liverpool University and completed his registrar training in obstetrics and gynaecology before becoming the first Macmillan Fellow and subspecialist trainee in gynaecology oncology in Merseyside. He was appointed as a Consultant Gynaecology Oncologist at Liverpool Women’s in October 2002 and later became Clinical Director for Gynaecology in November 2010.

    John's interest in treating patients with gynaecological cancer has been long standing. His subspecialist training has given him a sound footing for treating patients with cancer at Liverpool Women’s and is passionate about delivering the best possible standards of care in this field. Working alongside specialist doctors and dedicated nurses across a range of disciplines, John works as a team that has the collective expertise to provide high quality, patient-focused care in an environment which is friendly, and places as much importance on a patient’s psychological as well as physical needs.

  • Emma McCann - Clinical Director of Genetics
    Information coming soon

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