Cliff Bucknall

Chief Medical Officer

Cliff Bucknall

Cliff Bucknall

"We are dedicated to delivering compassionate and safe care every day, to every patient."

Cliff is HCA UK’s Chief Medical Officer and provides leadership for our clinical services.

Before becoming Chief Medical Officer in 2017, Cliff was previously Cardiac Medical Director, and Chief Medical Officer at the London Bridge Hospital. Cliff also has an established cardiac practice at the London Bridge Hospital.


Cliff qualified from Westminster Medical School before becoming a Consultant Cardiologist at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He was appointed Clinical Director of Cardiology at Guy’s Hospital and subsequently became Clinical Director of Cardiac Services for Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.


Cliff has led the introduction of HCA’s UK’s clinical department structure and was cardiac special advisor to the Metropolitan Police and Chief Medical Officer for Royal and Sun Alliance insurance.

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