Dr Jacqueline AndrewsMedical Director and Executive Lead for Digital

Jackie has a focus on helping to improve the safety culture of the organisation and also a culture of innovation, to ensure we are continuously improving, every day, everywhere and led by everyone.

Dr Jacqueline Andrews

Jacqueline joined HDFT in June 2020, having been Associate Medical Director, Director for Research and Innovation and a Consultant Rheumatologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals since 2008.

She oversees a broad executive portfolio which includes Clinical Strategy, Professional Standards, Clinical Effectiveness, Clinical Safety, Compliance, Research and Innovation. Jacqueline is also our Director of Infection Prevention and Control.

Jacqueline also oversees our digital services and teams, who work closely with our research, innovation and improvement teams to ensure we deliver our Trust ambition to be a leading organisation for inventing, testing and adopting the best healthcare innovation.

Jacqueline has extensive experience of leading quality improvement programmes and is passionate about developing a safety culture in the NHS, to ensure we all learn when things do not go as we had planned, in a blame free and transparent way.