5 minutes with Ian Abbs
Dr Ian Abbs has been Medical Director of Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust since January 2011. He joined the Trust as a consultant renal physician and honorary senior lecturer at King’s College London in 1994 and has had a distinguished clinical and academic career, which has included a broad range of senior management positions.
In addition to his clinical work, Ian has played a key role in the development of Clinical Academic Groups, the management units of King’s Health Partners, and was closely involved in work to integrate with Lambeth and Southwark community services.
In this interview he discusses clinician leadership in the healthcare sector; the disciplines and challenges of working in the NHS as well as his advice to aspiring leaders.