Directorate of quality assurance

The quality directorate at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is continuously monitoring standards to ensure we provide the highest level of patient care and patient safety.

Responsibility for governance and assurance across the trust is held jointly by the trust’s Caldicott Guardian, Adrian Clements, medical director for urgent and emergency care and Gill Hunt, director of nursing and quality assurance.

Caldicott Guardian

Adrian Clements

Adrian Clements, medical director for urgent and emergency care, commenced the new role of medical director for the urgent and emergency care centre on 1 April 2016. He was appointed to the trust as a consultant in accident and emergency medicine in March 2001 and more recently had served as clinical director for the previous nine years. The trust now has five medical directors. Adrian is the trust’s Caldicott Guardian.