Dr Claire Woolcock, Interim Chief Medical Officer

Dr Claire Woolcock joined Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as Medical Director for Transformation in March 2020, working clinically also initially at Langley Green Hospital before moving to the Multidisciplinary Intensive Support Team supporting patients who have been admitted to private providers outside of Sussex. She took up the role of interim Chief Medical Officer in January 2022.

Claire was Clinical Director for Learning Disability services and subsequently mental health services in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust having been a general adult consultant psychiatrist there since 2008. Claire has a long standing interest in improving mental health services and clinical leadership, completing an executive MBA at Imperial College and a Leadership Fellowship with NHS London as part of her psychiatric training.