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Dr Paul Stevens

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Dr Paul Stevens, Medical Director


Medical Director


Provision of high quality medical advice to support decision making and service developments. Lead accountability for patient safety across the Trust.  Professional leadership to medical staff across the Trust.  As co-head of the Directorate of Clinical Practice, jointly develop all clinical aspects of NHS Plans, particularly clinical governance and effectiveness, PALS, and complaints.  Jointly develop Trust approaches to the development of practical clinical skills, care pathways, research and development and clinical risk management.

  • Chair of the NICE Implementation Committee
  • Member of the Quality Committee
  • Attendee at the Finance and Performance Committee 
  • Member of the Charitable Funds Committee
  • Member of the Management Board
  • Chief Knowledge Officer
  • Caldicott Guardian
  • Member of the Strategic Workforce Committee 

History with the Trust

Joined the then Kent and Canterbury Hospitals NHS Trust as Consultant Nephrologist and Clinical Director of Renal Services in April 1995.  Appointed as Medical Director from June 2013. 

Professional background

Qualified from The London Hospital Medical College in 1980.

Completed higher medical training in the Royal Air Force and at the Charing Cross Hospital in London and was appointed as Consultant Physician and Nephrologist to the Royal Air Force in 1990.

Consultant Nephrologist & Clinical Director of Renal Services 1995-2007

Chairman of the East Kent Hospitals Medical Staff Committee 2000-2003 

Clinical Director Renal, Vascular, Interventional Radiology and Urology Services 2007-2010

Associate Medical director 2010-2013

Chairman, South Thames Monospeciality Training Committee in Nephrology 1996-2002

Founder member of the regional specialist services commissioning group 2000 

Chairman, DGH Nephrologists Society, Ex-officio member Renal Association Executive, Member British Renal Society Council, Member Kidney Alliance, Member College Specialty Committee for Renal Disease 2001-2005

Advisor to development of the Renal National Service Framework, member of NHS Estates writing group for hospital building notes relating to centre and satellite renal units and co-author of DH guidance for commissioners of renal services 2002-2005

Nephrologist member of the Department of Health Pathology group responsible for introduction of national eGFR reporting 2005-date

Member of the UK Chronic Kidney Disease Guideline Development Group 2005

Member of the steering panel for the Kent review of renal, vascular, and interventional radiology services 2002-2006

Clinical Director Renal, Vascular, Interventional Radiology and Urology Services 2007-2012

President of the British Renal Society 2006-2009

Member of the Department of Health Renal Advisory Group and Acute Kidney Injury Delivery Board 2006-2013

Other current activities

Awarded the USA National Kidney Foundation International Distinguished Medal for significant contributions to the field of kidney disease and Honorary Fellowship of the British Renal Society for services to patients with kidney disease.

Clinical Advisor to NICE 2004 to date, currently core member of NICE Standing Committee for guideline updates. Former Chair of a number of NICE clinical practice guidelines in nephrology, the NICE CKD topic expert reference group and the NICE CKD Quality Standards.

 Co-chair Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) CKD guideline group.

 Active researcher in kidney disease with over 100 peer reviewed publications and book chapters.


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