Dr George Findlay

Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Executive

Dr Findlay joined the Trust in January 2014 from one of Wales’ largest integrated NHS organisations.

He is an experienced clinical leader at national and regional level and a specialist intensive care consultant.

In 2011, he was one of 18 people selected to participate in the Health Foundation’s GenerationQ leadership and quality improvement programme, where he gained valuable skills and knowledge in clinical leadership and quality improvement.  

From 2008 to 2014, Dr Findlay was clinical advisor to the Welsh Government on organ donation and transplantation,  drafting and consulting on new legislation which culminated in the historic introduction of “presumed consent” in Wales on 31 December 2015.

In addition, Dr Findlay led the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) over a 10-year period – an enquiry which aimed to identify and make recommendations to improve remedial factors in health care.

His work led to more than 20 national publications that significantly shaped health care standards and policy.

His training as a medical student was at Dundee University, after which he entered the RAF as a medical officer on a short service commission, before returning to the NHS in 1995. 

You can follow him on Twitter: @georgefindlay99

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