David Ratcliffe - Medical Director David Ratcliffe David lives in Stretford, Manchester. After completing Medical School in Manchester he spent time working in Emergency Medicine in Australia's Blue Mountains. He returned in 1996 and commenced work as a partner in a small Manchester practice in 1997. Alongside General Practice work, David 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, working 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.