Dr Simon Clark, VP for Policy

Simon Clark
College Officer

Dr Simon Clark is RCPCH Vice President for Policy as of 6 March 2019.

Simon is a Neonatal Consultant at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he is currently the clinical lead for the department. He qualified from the University of Southampton Medical School and has worked in Hampshire, the West Midlands, Mersey and now in Sheffield.

Since 2014, Simon has been the Workforce Officer at the RCPCH, where his work has included re-framing RCPCH policy to increase training numbers and career grade doctors and being involved in efforts by the College and other professional bodies to successfully lift the tier 2 visa cap for health workers. A spokesperson for the College, Simon has highlighted paediatric workforce data on national television and radio and presented evidence to MPs in Westminster.

As Head of School for Paediatrics in Yorkshire and Humber from 2009 to 2015, Simon managed 400 doctors across 23 training sites and led the recruitment and training of the next generation of paediatricians. Whilst Head of School, he developed a six monthly rotation with Chogoria Hospital in Kenya and for 3 years rotated doctors there as part of ST4/5 training.

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