New Deputy Medical Director appointed to NHS Norfolk and Waveney

16th May 2023

Dr Andy Griffiths OBE, a consultant anaesthetist and senior clinical leader who has served extensively both within the NHS and Armed Forces across the United Kingdom and overseas, has been appointed Deputy Medical Director at NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (ICB).

Dr Griffiths, currently Deputy Medical Director at Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board, has led significant service transformation in both military and civilian healthcare settings.

Having trained in intensive and pre-hospital medicine, he spent over twenty years in the Army Medical Services, operating and leading medical teams in some of the most inhospitable environments in the world.

Welcoming his appointment, Dr Frankie Swords, Executive Medical Director at NHS Norfolk and Waveney, said:

“I’m delighted to announce that Dr Andy Griffiths OBE will be joining NHS Norfolk and Waveney as Deputy Medical Director. His significant leadership experience and clinical knowledge make him well qualified for this role and I’m sure he will make an enormous contribution to our work to improve services, provide more joined up care for local people and help people in Norfolk and Waveney lead longer, healthier and happier lives.”

Dr Griffiths has expertise in developing clinical and professional leadership, forming and training high performance teams in both healthcare and elite sport settings, clinical innovation and service development and large-scale healthcare simulation.

He holds a medical degree from the University of Nottingham. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Chartered Fellow with the Chartered Managers Institute, and is on the visiting Faculty of the Harvard Macy Institute in the USA. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership and International Affairs from King’s College in London.

Dr Griffiths said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the role of Deputy Medical Director at NHS Norfolk and Waveney. I’m very much looking forward to meeting and working with everyone across the health and care system and to continue providing outstanding care and improving outcomes for our staff, people and communities.”