Dr Ian Stanley was appointed as Interim Medical Director in May 2019. Ian has been a Consultant in Anaesthetics and Critical Care at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust since 2002 and was Deputy Medical Director from 2012.  He has previously acted into the role of Interim Medical Director from February 2014 to July 2015 being closely involved in the improvement plans which saw the trust come out of special measures.

Ian qualified from the University of Cambridge in 1991 and he started anaesthetic training at Blackburn Royal Infirmary in 1996. From there he completed specialist anaesthetic training in the North West Deanery before taking up consultant post at ELHT.

In addition to his clinical and leadership duties Ian has a keen interest in education and has held a number of education roles. Recently he has  overseen the development of the multi-disciplinary education directorate and stronger relationships with local and regional educational providers.

Ian travels to Ethiopia on an annual basis to undertake charity work with Facing Africa