James Clarke is currently the Medical Director of Epsom and St Heliers Hospital and a consultant anesthetist at St George's Hospital London. He is also on a two year secondment as a Clinical Associate at the Institute of Innovation and Improvement, working on The Productive Operating Theatres programme. In the past he has been a Regional Anaesthetic Advisor and Chairman of an Anaesthetic Specialty Training Committee and the Medical Director of the EOC
In healthcare he has a particular interest in fostering innovation in healthcare delivery. He strongly believes in patient focused healthcare systems and in applying LEAN principles to patient pathways. He also believes in empowering staff to own and improve the healthcare they deliver.