CLN Council Members

Raj Kumar

Raj Kumar

National Chair
Dr Raj Kumar is the current Chair and Co-founded the NHS Clinical Leaders Network in 2006 . A frontline NHS General Practitioner, Primary care Medical Director and also a Chief Clinical Officer for Informatics at NHS Digital, he has led on reform at regional and National levels on multiple Health care and Health Informatics related projects. Dr Kumar is passionate about Clinician led reform and the NHS CLN is modelled to support and empower frontline clinicians in leadership. He is listed amongst the HSJs Top 50 BAME pioneers for the NHS.

David Rowlands

Reginal Chair: North
Mr David Rowlands is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, advanced laparoscopic surgeon and recognised advance endometriosis surgeon with a passion for improving outcomes and patient experience through transformation. He is the Strategic Lead for maternity for the NW Coast SCN and a member of the Clinical Senate. He is the regional chair of the North CLN

David Davis

Regional Chair: South
Mr David Davis is currently employed as a Consultant Paramedic in Clinical Informatics, working as Clinical Programme Lead for CTP in the Digital Urgent & Emergency Care team at NHS England and is a Fellow of the College of Paramedics Recently appointed as a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics, David has worked as an AHP informatics national clinical lead within NHS England, the Department of Health and Health & Social Care Information Centre. 

Andrew Coley

Chief Clinical Officer
Dr Andrew Coley is a retired GP who has spent his career leading on regional and national transformation programmes, pursuing his passion of delivering improved population health through connectivity between clinicians and managers, and maximising the benefits of technology. Andrew has held a wide variety of roles including PEC Chair, NHS North West Senior Medical Advisor, NHSCB National Lead & Clinical Director for Strategic Clinical Networks and Senates. He is a co-founder of the CLN.

Jane Cummings

Chief Nursing Officer
Professor Jane Cummings is the Chief Nursing Officer for England, Executive Director at NHS England and Regional Director for NHS London. Before progressing into general management, Jane specialised in Emergency Care. She has held a wide variety of clinical and managerial roles including Director of Commissioning, Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Executive.

Dawn Black

Central Team Administrator
Dawn Black has a history of working within Industry for 22 years and brings her expertise to the NHS CLN. She has an MBA in Business Management and a great deal of experience in finance, HR and management. She coordinates all the NHS CLN Programmes and is a crucial member of the team.

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