2023 speakers

Dr Fiona Lemmens - associate medical director for transformation and deputy medical director NHS Cheshire and Merseyside ICS

Fiona graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School in 1992 and worked in various hospitals across Cheshire and Merseyside while undertaking her GP Training. 

She has been a GP since 1996, spending 24 years as a partner in a large practice in North Liverpool. A GP trainer for seven years, Fiona still practices as a GP on a sessional basis. 

Fiona was elected onto the Governing Body of NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group in 2013. She was urgent care clinical lead and the lead for Hospital Services, which included strategic system leadership for the merger of Aintree University Hospital Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and subsequent clinical pathway transformations across Liverpool. 

In 2018 Fiona was appointed chair of NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group. In 2020, she was appointed the Strategic Clinical lead for the Cheshire and Merseyside Elective Recovery Programme and, in 2021, the strategic Clinical lead for Cheshire and Merseyside’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. 

Fiona was appointed as associate medical director for Transformation and deputy medical director at the newly formed Cheshire and Merseyside ICS in March 2022. She is part of the ICB executive leadership team and provides clinical leadership to various transformation programmes including virtual wards, Liverpool clinical services review and major service change proposals in Cheshire and Merseyside.