Southampton doctor to lead national emergency medicine body

Michael Clancy

A consultant based at Southampton’s university hospitals will help to lead and develop emergency care in the UK following a prominent national appointment.

Dr Mike Clancy, an emergency medicine consultant at Southampton General Hospital, will begin a three-year term as president of the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) in September, taking over from Southampton colleague Dr John Heyworth.

The CEM, which was formed in 2006 and has more than 3,000 fellows and members, is the authoritative body for emergency medicine in the UK and exists to advance patient care, education and research in emergency medicine.

In addition to Dr Clancy’s appointment, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust’s lead emergency department consultant Dr Diana Hulbert remains chair of the college’s regional board.

“I am delighted to be appointed president and be given the opportunity to continue the excellent work of my colleague Dr Heyworth, who has led the college for the past three years and created a solid foundation to build from,” said Dr Clancy, former dean of the CEM.

“We have a history of strong connections with the CEM here in Southampton and it is a measure of the clinical experience and expertise at the Trust that we play a very active part in debating and influencing national proposals in our field.”

Dr Clancy's role as president will include meeting with officials from the Department of Health, government ministers, other medical colleges and fellow health professionals on all issues relating to the specialty.

Posted on Thursday 21 July 2011