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Claire Burroughs

Executive director, communications, policy and research

Claire is director of the communications, policy and research (CP&R) directorate.

CP&R includes policy and campaigns, media and engagement, corporate communication, publishing and strategic communications. The directorate works on behalf of members with parliament, stakeholders and media, providing a voice for the RCP on its mission to shape the future of health and care. The directorate supports the work of the academic vice president with a key objective being enabling and promoting patient-care enhancing research time for physicians throughout the NHS. 

Claire has over 20 years’ senior experience in health-related and public sector communications - most recently as a consultant providing interim media and transformation communications expertise to NHS trusts, a local authority and membership body NHS Providers. Prior to that she was head of communications at world-famous St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, now Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.