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Ms Stella Vig

Ms Stella Vig

Stella Vig has more than 30 years’ experience in the NHS and appointed as a Consultant in vascular and general surgery at Croydon University Hospital in 2006.  Currently she is the National Medical Director for Secondary Care and National Clinical Director for Elective Care for NHS England.

She is the Clinical Director of Transformation and led the elective recovery at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, which opened a ‘hospital within a hospital’ to safely continue planned care and surgery during the pandemic.

With a focus on patient care, developing trainees and supporting colleagues, she has taken leading roles in clinical education, as well as service transformation. These included chairing the JSCT core surgery advisory committee to the four Royal Colleges of Surgery, and the London Diabetic Foot Network, which brings healthcare professionals together, and has reduced amputation rates across London. Across London, Stella was also the Regional Clinical Director for General Surgery for the ‘High Volume, Low Complexity’ and ‘Get It Right First Time’ best practice programmes.

She was elected as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Council in 2016.