Trust appoints interim divisional director of medicine and integrated care

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is pleased to announce that Dr Frances Bowen has been appointed interim divisional director of medicine and integrated care and a member of the executive management team. The division is responsible for integrated care, renal, stroke and neurosciences, acute and specialist medicine, urgent care and emergency medicine, and HIV, sexual health and infection, with 3200 staff and an annual budget of £211 million.

Dr Bowen studied medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Following medical rotations at Hammersmith and The Brompton she was appointed MRC Fellow at the Royal Free, where her work led to a PhD in HIV medicine. Dr Bowen was appointed consultant in respiratory and general medicine at Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals in 2000 and became the Trust lung cancer lead. In 2005 she became lead clinician for respiratory medicine and then in 2008 chief of service for clinical infection and respiratory medicine. In 2015 Dr Bowen became clinical director for acute and specialist medicine at Charing Cross Hospital where she still works clinically in fast track respiratory clinics and takes part in the acute medical on call rota.

Dr Bowen takes over from Professor Tim Orchard who became the Trust’s chief executive earlier this month.