Chris Streather took up the role of Regional Medical Director and CCIO for NHSE in London in May 2022. He worked in Royal Free London group as chief medical officer from  2018 following his role as chief executive of the Royal Free Hospital in 2017. Prior to joining the Royal Free, he was chief medical officer of HCA International, and previously, the managing director of the Health Innovation Network, leading on patient safety nationally, and  chief executive officer of South London Healthcare NHS Trust in 2009.


Chris began his career as a renal physician in NHS hospital trusts in Brighton, London and Cambridge. He became medical director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2004, and later director of strategy. In 2008 he was the clinical director for London as the capital’s stroke services were comprehensively redesigned. 


He has held a number of Trustee roles in the third sector and  he was a non-executive director, board quality lead and senior independent director at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from 2014-17.


He is particularly interested in population health, reducing inequalities, and reduction in unwarranted variation in clinical care, and is a stroke survivor and resident of South London.