Stroke doctor is healthcare innovator

Monday 11 November 2013

Tony Rudd

Professor Tony Rudd, is one of the 50 most innovative people in healthcare, according to the Health Service Journal (HSJ).

Professor Rudd has led changes to stroke services in London that are expected to save up to 400 lives a year. He helped reorganise stroke services and experts into fewer but more specialised centres in London to provide patients with the best care possible. 

These changes have set a standard for stroke care nationwide and are being used as a model for other areas including adult congenital heart disease services.

Professor Rudd says: “I’m honoured to have made this list. I just feel like I’m doing my job, but it’s humbling to know that some of the changes I’ve initiated have made a difference to people who have had a stroke.”

Professor Rudd is the Guy’s and St Thomas’ lead for stroke. He is also London stroke clinical director and national clinical director, for stroke at NHS England. 

Last updated: November 2013

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