Dan CLARK, UK
Head of Clinical Engineering, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust
Professor of Clinical Engineering, University of Nottingham
Director CHEATA – Centre for Healthcare Equipment And Technology Adoption
Co-Director – CHT – Centre for Healthcare Technologies.
Dan leads the Clinical Engineering service in Nottingham, one of the largest in Europe and provides the full scope of equipment services including: device evaluation, commissioning, service and maintenance, decommissioning and disposal. This service has specialist teams in renal technical support, non-ionising radiation, anaesthetics and ventilators and general medical and also provides a comprehensive equipment library service and a medical devices training unit. Dan also leads an innovation and research unit that designs and produces novel medical devices plus a device evaluation and adoption service (CHEATA – the Centre for Healthcare Equipment And Technology Adoption). He has considerable experience of evaluating new technologies and introducing them into the healthcare setting. Dan has an honorary chair in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham where he supports a range of healthcare-related engineering research groups. He chairs the Trust’s Medical Devices Group and sits on a number of trust-wide risk committees. He is the Co-director of the Centre for Healthcare Technologies, a collaborative venture between Nottingham University and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust specialising in the acceleration of curiosity driven science into adopted medical technology. He is also a member of NICE’s Medical Technology Advisory Committee.