Tributes paid to 'a true leader'
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Dr Clifford Mann OBE in February. Dr Mann was a hugely-respected clinician who led GIRFT's emergency medicine workstream alongside Dr Chris Moulton, as well as being National Clinical Director for urgent and emergency care with NHS England, a consultant in emergency medicine at the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, and a past president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
GIRFT Chair Professor Tim Briggs said: “We are all devastated by the passing of Cliff, whose contribution to improving the care of patients within the emergency department has been immense. He continued to work in his ED department while performing his national duties – a true leader, who led by example.
“His national report, co-authored by his colleague and close friend Chris Moulton and due to be published shortly, is the culmination of all their hard work visiting every EM department in England. It is imperative that the recommendations are implemented to ensure that his legacy lives on."
You can read tributes to Dr Mann on the GIRFT website here.