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Rob Bentley retains his role as National Clinical Director for Major Trauma and Burns

19 January 2024 - King’s surgeon re-appointed to prestigious national NHS leadership role

Mr Rob Bentley, Consultant Craniofacial and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at King’s, has been appointed by the National Medical Directorate for a second three year term as National Clinical Director (NCD) for Major Trauma and Burns, overseeing the Operation of the National Major Trauma System (NMTS) that delivers coordinated and comprehensive Major Trauma Care to the population of England and Wales. Mr Bentley is one of a number of leading specialists appointed by the NHS Commissioning Board to advise on distinct areas of patient care and reports to Professor Sir Stephen Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England.

In addition, Robert continues as National Clinical Director for NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning Trauma Programme of Care (NPoC – Trauma). In this role he provides oversight and expert leadership to the nine NCDs and National Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) for Neurosciences (Neurosurgery and Neurology), Spinal Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury, Adult Critical Care, Specialist Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, and Ear, Nose and Throat, and Major Trauma and Burns.

Commenting on his re-appointment, Rob said: “We must ensure we have an NHS that’s fit for the future, and that can offer people the very best care possible. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to help deliver life-changing care for major trauma patients in this role over the next three years.”