Professor Smeeta Sinha has been appointed to the prestigious role of National Clinical Director for Renal Services.
Professor Sinha is a Consultant Nephrologist at Salford Royal and Research & Innovation Deputy Director for Innovation and Improvement. She currently leads the complex Glomerulonephritis Service at Salford Royal which is an integrated clinical and research clinic serving a population of 1.3 million.
She has also served as the Clinical Lead for the North West NHS England Renal Network and the NHS England National Clinical Advisor for Chronic Kidney Disease, which is one of the four work streams that make up the National Renal Service Transformation Programme.
Prof Sinha said of her appointment: “I am really looking forward to taking on the role of National Clinical Director for Renal Services. I am passionate about innovation and improvement and ensuring patients have access to the services they need.
“The renal service at Northern Care Alliance has always worked collaboratively with patients and other services to deliver high quality, nationally recognised, services such as locality-based kidney care centres and access to transplantation.
“I hope to bring that kind of integrated working, innovation, and development further afield to ensure that everyone is able to get the renal care they require.”
The role of National Clinical Director was previously held from 2007-2013 by the late Professor Donal O’Donoghue, who was also a Salford Royal renal consultant. This year will see the launch of the Donal O’Donoghue Renal Research Centre at NCA, dedicated to building on his legacy of excellent in renal care and research.