Nigel Acheson

4 June 2019
BMA House, London

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 Dr Nigel Acheson

Nigel Acheson

, , NHS England , Regional Medical Director (South)

Nigel has been Regional Medical Director and Higher Level Responsible Officer for the South Region of NHS England since 2013. With a population of 13.4 million, the Region stretches from Cornwall to Kent and includes the cities of Bristol, Oxford and Southampton. 

Nigel trained in Birmingham and was appointed as a consultant gynaecological oncologist in 2002, before moving to the Royal Devon and Exeter (RD&E) Hospital in Exeter to help develop the Gynaecological Cancer Centre. He has held roles as medical director of the Peninsula Cancer Network, Chair of the Cancer Drugs Fund across the South of England and a National Advisor and Clinical Lead to the Department of Health’s Enhanced Recovery Partnership Programme. 

Nigel chairs the Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee and sits on national groups for diabetes, cancer, maternity and 7 day services. 

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