East of EnglandMidlands Clinical Ambassador

Adrian Wills

Consultant Neurologist

Adrian Wills has been a Consultant Neurologist in Nottingham since 1998. He also has sessions in acute stroke and acute medicine. He was formerly Clinical Director for Neurosciences and subsequently Director of Medical Education in his Trust.

He was a member of the Neurology CRG, Deputy Chair of the Standards Committee of the Association of British Neurologists and is currently an active contributor to the East Midlands Senate via STP processes. He is delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with GIRFT.


Five minutes with…Prof. Adrian Wills

Q. Tell us a little more about yourself.

Adrian: Alongside my roles at GIRFT and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, I’m a PACES (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) examiner for trainee medics and a case assessor for the Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries (MBRRACE) programme. I also speak Italian fairly well and Spanish very badly!

Q. Why did you join the GIRFT programme?

Adrian: I joined the GIRFT programme because I feel it offers a great opportunity to improve standards in the NHS. I’m passionate about education and learning, and see GIRFT as a vehicle for trusts to learn from each other.

Q. What is your role within GIRFT?

Adrian: As a clinical ambassador for the EMEE hub, I work with trusts from Mansfield in the north to Great Yarmouth in the East. It’s a fascinating role and offers many diverse opportunities to support services, whether it’s through pathway redesign, clinical or departmental mentoring, or even reviewing litigation claims.

Q. What are you most excited about for the GIRFT programme moving forward?

Adrian: It has to be the way that GIRFT is becoming embedded as part of day-to-day clinical practice. The programme is having a really positive impact on the NHS and I’m proud to be part of it.