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Des Breen

Professor Des Breen

1. National Clinical Advisor for System Transformation. 2. Medical Director, 1. NHS England and NHS Improvement. 2. South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System

Prof. Des Breen is the Medical Director for the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS), one of the first wave of ICS’s. Prior to this he was the Medical Director for the Working Together Vanguard Partnership. This was a collaborative transformational programme between seven acute Trusts within the region and now is embedded within the ICS.
As well as his current Medical Director role, from August 2020 he took a position as National Clinical Advisor for System Transformation at NHSE/I.
His previous roles include Deputy Medical Director for the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and Associate Medical Director for Governance and Patient Safety at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STH).
He is an Honorary Professor within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Sheffield Hallam University.
Prof. Breen has been a practicing Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine for 27 years. He stopped clinical practice in August 2020 accommodate his National role along with his Medical Director role.

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