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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.

  • Chris Dewhurst – Clinical Director of Family Health: Maternity & Neonatal

    I am a Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician and Clinical Director at Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust. I am also the Clinical Director for the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership, working between Liverpool Women’s and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.  

    I am an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, Vice Chair of the Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) examination "Foundation of Practice", a Course Director for the Newborn Life Support Resuscitation Council (UK) course and an examiner for the MRCPCH Clinical examination. I have previously been the RCPCH College Tutor at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Trainee Programme Director for Paediatrics in Health Education England (North West) and Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

    I graduated in Medicine from the University of Liverpool with Honours in 2000 and obtained Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics in 2004. I undertook research into Neonatal Heart Rate Variability monitoring in 2006 and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) by the University of Liverpool in 2012. I have lectured both nationally and internationally on ventilation and physiological monitoring of the neonate, published in peer reviewed journals and authored and edited paediatric textbooks.

    I was appointed to the national grid training programme for Neonatal medicine in 2008, training in 3 tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Units. In 2010 I was appointed as a Consultant Neonatologist at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, the largest maternity Hospital in Europe with over 8,500 deliveries per year. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is one of the largest in the country, admitting over 1000 babies each year and has 44 cots, 14 of which are designated for intensive care. The NICU provides all modalities of neonatal care, including the care of surgical neonates. I also care for infants on the neonatal surgical ward at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. I have a particular interest in physiological monitoring, echocardiography and neonatal ventilation. In 2014, I was elevated to Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

  • Andrew Drakeley – Clinical Director of the Division of Gynaecology
    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.
  • Rakesh Parikh - Clinical Director of Clinical Support Services

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  • Emma McCann - Clinical Director of Clinical Support Services for Genetics
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