David Ratcliffe - Medical Director David lives in Stretford, Manchester. After completing Medical School Manchester he spent time working in Emergency Medicine Australia in the Blue Mountains. He returned in 1996 and commenced work as a partner in a small practice in Manchester in 1997. Alongside the General Practice work he has maintained a clinical role in Emergency Medicine. For the last 17 years this has been in Salford. He became clinical lead for urgent care for Salford Primary Care Trust, and facilitated setting up the Salford Out of Hours Service and worked closely with GMAS training the first cohort of Emergency Care Practitioners. His move to NWAS happened in 2008,where he worked initially as area medical director for Greater Manchester, then as Deputy Medical Director from 2011 until moving to his current role in 2016.