Former national director for primary care at the Department of Health, David has built his career upon 36 years of experience as a GP.
Before being appointed as national clinical director, David was director of primary care at the Department of Health's London regional office, and senior medical officer at the Scottish Office NHS Management Executive. He was also formerly a member of Halton Health Authority, Cheshire Family Health Services Authority and a local councillor.
David is an honorary visiting professor at Manchester Business School, Manchester University and of the School of Health, University of Durham. He was awarded the OBE in 1997.