Medical Directors

Medical Directors

Dr Richard Jennings, Medical Director

Dr Richard Jennings joined the Trust in December 2018 as our Chief Medical Officer. Richard joined St George’s from Whittington Health NHS Trust, where he had been Executive Medical Director for four years.

Dr Jennings specialises in infection and acute medicine, and underwent his training at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Before becoming Executive Medical Director at the Whittington, he held the posts of Clinical Director for medicine and then Deputy Medical Director.

Dr Luci Etheridge, Deputy Chief Medical Officer (medical workforce and professional standards)

Luci is a consultant paediatrician who joined St George’s in 2013. Prior to that, she was a senior fellow in clinical leadership in North East London, and a North London paediatric trainee. Luci has worked with the General Medical Council since 2007, initially as an academic fellow and now as a performance assessor and associate trainer.

She received her doctorate in education from the Institute of Education in 2013, with qualitative research into organisational culture and practitioner learning. Her clinical interests are in young people’s health and the integration of mental and physical healthcare, and she is a member of the Healthy London Partnership Children’s Programme clinical and professional leadership group.

Dr Carolyn Johnston, Deputy Chief Medical Officer (innovation and improvement)

Carolyn has been a consultant anaesthetist at St George’s since 2013, with clinical sessions in obstetrics, pre-operative assessment and transplant. She was the clinical lead for St George’s' award winning prehabilitation programme - Get Set 4 Surgery - and lead for St George’s Anaesthetic Clinical Services Accreditation.

She is the chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ quality improvement working group, and improvement lead for the National Emergency Laprorotomy Audit. She is in the founding cohort of the Health Foundation/NHS England Q community. She was the editor of Raising the Standards, The RCoA QI compendium, as well as a number of peer reviewed papers in quality improvement and emergency surgery care.
She is also a trustee of Birthrights- a charity protecting human rights in childbirth.

Dr James Uprichard, Deputy Chief Medical Officer (quality, safety and effectiveness)

James has been a consultant haematologist at St George’s for nine years. His post-graduate training in London included a PhD thesis in rare bleeding disorders. He was also a clinical lecturer in haemostasis at Imperial College, where he carried out post-doctoral research into global tests of haemostasis.

Dr Uprichard has clinical interests in blood transfusion, trauma haematology, thrombosis and haemostasis. He has a track record in safety, with a particular focus on the prevention of venous thromboembolism, and reduction in transfusion reactions.