STRUCTURE: Professor Peter Kay, orthopaedic consultant at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed by NHS England as the Government’s National Clinical Director for musculoskeletal conditions.

Professor Kay will share his time between providing treatment and care for his patients at Wrightington Hospital and his new national role at NHS England working closely with people with musculoskeletal conditions, health professionals and musculoskeletal charities to support improvements in health outcomes.

Professor Kay said: “Whilst I am excited to have taken on this appointment, which builds on my past experience, I do not underestimate the responsibility I have taken on particularly to patients as well as the wider musculoskeletal community.”

“I can categorically state that I will do all I can in this role to achieve better clinical outcomes that improve the quality of life for patients who suffer from musculoskeletal conditions.”