Dr Susan Hamer named as one of the UK’s top 100 Clinical Leaders

The Health Service Journal has identified Dr Hamer, Director of Nursing, Learning and Organisational Development for NIHR Clinical Research Network, as one of the most influential clinicians in the UK


Dr Hamer is seen as hugely important in advancing clinical academic careers for nurses and allied health professionals. One of HSJ’s judges highlighted that: “The entire academic structure for non-medics is really her work. With new care models requiring new types of professionals, hers will be an important voice.”

A large part of Dr Hamer’s job is to work with colleagues to ensure that the clinical leadership culture is vibrant and integrated across the Network. Dr Hamer says of her nomination: “I’m really delighted to be nominated and thrilled that the importance of clinical leadership for delivering high quality research has been recognised. This is an exciting time to be a leader in a rapidly developing and innovative field of practice. The nurses and clinicians I work with constantly strive to be the best and deliver their best, the least I can do is to try and do the same.”

The list highlights those leaders whose clinical background enhances the work they do and those who have either made a significant impact on health service policy, healthcare delivery or medical/clinical advance in the last 12 month, or are likely to do so in the next 12 months.

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