South East - Clinical Ambassadors

Ian Mitchell

General and Gastrointestinal Surgeon

Ian is a general and gastrointestinal surgeon who qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1980. He subsequently undertook a research period at The Royal College of Surgeons of England and was a Hunterian Professor in 1990. He was appointed to a consultant post at Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals in 1993 and was also a consultant in upper gastrointestinal surgery at University College Hospital between 2003 and 2009.

He held a number of senior management positions in the Barnet & Chase Farm Trust and was appointed Medical Director in 2010, leading the organization through a major structural and transformational change. Following the acquisition of the Barnet & Chase Farm Trust by the Royal Free Hospital in 2014, Ian was appointed as the Deputy Medical Director of the new organization. Ian retired from the Royal Free trust in 2017, but continues to be an honorary consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital where he operates as part of the Sarcoma team, as well as undertaking private practice.

Selina Trueman

Registered Nurse

Selina trained as a registered nurse at St George’s Hospital, Tooting and has had a career specialising in acute and medical nursing in both teaching and District General Hospital environments across London. She has worked across a number of senior nursing leadership posts in London and prior to her current role worked with NHS Improvement focussed on quality measures across all types of provider trusts, community, mental health and acute.

Selina joined Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust in 2016 as Deputy Director of Nursing and has spent the last year acting as the Interim lead as Director of Nursing and Infection Prevention and Control. In addition to providing professional leadership for all aspects of Nursing and midwifery other elements include ensuring multiprofessional engagement, supporting effective infection prevention and control across all areas of practice and acting as as the professional lead for AHPs.

Selina’s key focus is to work in partnership to support the nursing and midwifery teams to provide safe, effective, high quality care retaining the patient as the focus of all that we do.

‘I am delighted to be joining the GIRFT team as I am strong believer in the principles behind the programme to improve practice across the whole patient journey by all professionals involved their care.’