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Louisa Wickham

Louisa Wickham

National Clinical Director for Eye Care, NHS England

Louisa Wickham is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and was appointed Medical Director in 2020. Louisa developed an interest in clinical leadership and management as a trainee leading her to complete an MSc in Health Services Management at London University. She went on to develop her skills further as a Leadership Fellow for the Health Foundation and as a European Leadership Fellow at INSEAD. She has held a number of leadership roles in the NHS and works with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Royal Society of Medicine to promote clinical leadership for doctors at all stages of their training.

Louisa is an advocate of surgical transformation and innovation. She was appointed Chief Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2019 and during this time oversaw the Trust response to the COVID pandemic and initial recovery including COVID surgical pathways and the Moorfields Cataract Drive.

In 2022 Louisa was appointed the first National Clinical Director of Eye Care. This exciting new role was developed to provide national clinical leadership for the transformation of eye care recognising the increased burden of disease and the need to develop new pathways to reduce the risk of irreversible visual loss.

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