Congrats to Clare Vickers! West Yorkshire's Vascular Head of Nursing

Clare Vickers has been appointed as Head of Nursing for the new West Yorkshire Vascular Service.

It follows Neeraj Bhasin's appointment  earlier as Regional Clinical Director which he starts on April 1.

Here's the official WYAAT announcement.

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New senior appointments for West Yorkshire Vascular Service

We are delighted to announce that we have successfully recruited to the Head of Nursing and General Manager posts for the new

Clare Vickers, currently Arrhythmia and Complex Cardiac Device Clinical Nurse Specialist at Calderdale & Huddersfield Foundation Trust, has been appointed as Head of Nursing and Jane Lang, currently Head of Diagnostics at Airedale Foundation Trust, as General Manager.


Clare and Jane will bring a wealth of both clinical and managerial experience to the team. Clare has worked in a variety of nursing roles, latterly specialising in cardiology, and was responsible for setting up the nurse-led follow up clinic at CHFT as well as helping to develop a rapid access clinic for patients with arrhythmia. Jane began her NHS career as a diagnostic radiographer, including roles in interventional radiology, and most recently she has held a variety of senior manager posts in integrated care and woman and children’s services. As well as her role at Airedale, she is lead radiographer for the Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative, which is working to bring radiology departments together across the region.

Their appointments complete the management ‘triumvirate’ for the new service, joining Neeraj Bhasin who was appointed as the Regional Clinical Director in January. Clare, Jane and Neeraj will be responsible for developing and leading the single service on behalf of the five hospital trusts in West Yorkshire.

Neeraj will be starting his role as clinical director on 1 April, with Clare joining from 13 May and Jane on 1 June. Both Clare and Jane’s roles will be full-time and Neeraj will be working as Clinical Director for two days a week and continuing his clinical vascular work for the rest of his time.