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New national role for top renal consultant at Derby Teaching Hospitals

Published 27/09/2016

One of the UK’s top renal consultants, who is based at the Royal Derby Hospital, has taken on a new national role which will shape the healthcare of the future.


Dr Richard Fluck, director of the hospital’s Renal Unit, has been named as Clinical Co-chair for Internal Medicine Programme of Care, Specialised for NHS England.

The new role will see Dr Fluck working with nine specialist areas to look at the way services are currently commissioned and to improve quality and value in the future.

He said: “My job is to coordinate the groups and look at what we should be doing together, and lead the big ideas about how we use the information we have to improve the care we provide for patients and get good value from the money we spend to provide that. 

“It’s a very complex role, and there will be a lot of challenges, but it’s exciting, and I am very pleased to take up that challenge.”

His new role will cover a number of specialities including renal, cardiac, respiratory, colorectal and specialist endocrinology.

Dr Fluck was previously National Clinical Director for Kidney Disease with NHS England, and is heavily involved with renal research. He is also currently the chairman of the Think Kidneys campaign.

Dr Nigel Sturrock, Executive Medical Director for Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I was delighted to hear that Richard had been selected for this prestigious role.  He brings vast experience and knowledge and will be a significant asset to the Internal Medicine Programme of Care to bring about significant innovative changes in this field”

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