Dr Ben Mearns

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    Dr Ben Mearns

    Chief of medicine

    Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Ben is a consultant physician in acute & elderly medicine. He is chief of medicine for Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. He is responsible for leading the extensive number of services within the medicine division; including the emergency department (A&E), medical specialties, general internal medicine, therapies and pharmacy. He has extensive experience of rota design and developing acute medicine and ambulatory services at the Trust.

He is passionate about patient engagement and the delivery of safe high quality care. He values the opportunity to hear from the people we care for and to ensure that their views are heard. He is a strong advocate of patient involvement in continuing to develop and improve the services that the Trust provides and is looking forward to creating integrated services with local partners.

Ben has worked in the NHS as a doctor since 1999 and trained at St. George’s Hospital Medical School and in a variety of hospitals in London and the South East of England. He has held clinical lead roles in emergency medicine, acute medicine and elderly medicine. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a member of the British Geriatric Society and Society of Acute Medicine.