North London Partners in health and care
Dr Richard Jennings

Dr Richard Jennings
Medical Director Whittington Health

After qualifying in medicine, Richard specialised in infectious diseases and tropical medicine. He trained at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and did a PhD in the molecular immunology of malaria at the National Institute for Medical Research and in the Medical Research Council laboratories in The Gambia, west Africa. 

He was appointed as a Consultant at The Whittington Hospital in 2006, specialising in infection and acute medicine, and went on to hold the posts of Clinical Director for medicine and then Deputy Medical Director. When the Trust became an integrated care organisation in April 2011, he was appointed Divisional Director for integrated care and acute medicine. He became Executive Medical Director in June 2014.

As Clinical Director, Richard built up the acute medicine service at The Whittington Hospital, which now encompasses the ambulatory care centre - a service that pioneers novel approaches to integrated care. He developed the provision of safe, consultant-led care out of hours, as the NHS continues to move towards full provision of care seven days a week. He also led the development of an improved, networked tuberculosis service for North Central London.