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WLMHT doctor named as HSJ Rising Star

30 December 2014

Dr Chris Hilton

Consultant liaison psychiatrist and lead clinician for strategic development, Dr Chris Hilton, has been named as an HSJ Rising Star.

Chris was described as “part of a growing but still relatively rare breed: the clinician with an interest in the business of healthcare.”

He combines his clinical role at West London Mental Health NHS Trust with one day a week as the organisation’s lead clinician for business and strategy. It is testimony to his belief that there should not be artificial barriers in healthcare.

“He works tirelessly to overcome organisational boundaries to make sure patients receive high quality, integrated care,” reported one of those nominating him.

“His inclusive style, drive and passion for meeting patients’ holistic needs mean he will go far.”

The judges said, “He has an ambition and passion for the work he does, and works across a number of areas of interest. He comes to his work from a very holistic perspective – he views mental and physical health together, and is a trustee and board member of the London Arts in Health Forum.”

Now in its second year, HSJ Rising Stars aims to celebrate the healthcare leaders of tomorrow – and influencers of today. It recognises people who make brave decisions to improve healthcare and shape its future.

Congratulations, Chris, very well deserved!