Appointment of Dr Dominic Slowie – National Clinical Director for Learning Disability

NHS England is pleased to announce the appointment of a new National Clinical Director by the Medical Directorate at NHS England, Dr Dominic Slowie, NCD for Learning Disability.

At the NHS Commissioning Board’s Medical Leadership Conference in March this year, the National Medical Director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, announced the appointment of 23 National Clinical Directors (NCDs). Their roles are to work with NHS England to provide clinical leadership and support towards delivering improved health outcomes across the five domains of the NHS Outcomes Framework, set out in objectives within the Secretary of State’s Mandate.

Dominic established and chaired the North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Network.  He is a GP by clinical background and continues his clinical work three sessions a week.  He was also senior medical tutor at Newcastle University Medical School.


  1. Helen Laverty says:

    Dear Dr Slowie I would like to invite you to attend the 10th POSITIVE CHOICES conference on the 20/21st of March at the Rose theatre Kingston Upon Thames:
    we are a group of University Lecturers who each year organise a free to access conference for student nurses (who are not salaried) in learning disability nursing, people with a learning disability and those that love them. Details of positive choices can be found on which is one of our off shoots.

    Our 10th anniversary conference will be held on March 20/21st 2014 in the Rose theatre Kingston Upon Thames and will be for 800 delegates.

  2. Phil Boulter - Consultant Nurse Learning Disabilities says:

    I would like to send an email to Dr Slowie re the work we have undertaken in producing the Health Equality Framework for People with Learning Disabilities.

    Please advise how we might contact Dr Slowie

    Phil Boulter
    Consultant Nurse
    Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

  3. Andrew Luff says:

    Dear Dr Slowie, I currently chair the South West Learning Disability Nurses Network. Our annual conference is scheduled for 11th October 2013 at Buckfast Abbey, Devon.

    We are seeking a key note speaker who would be able to update us on the natoinal/ strategic programme and enable us to evaluate our practice and service models across the South West.

    We would be very grateful if you could consider supporting our conference with a key note address or advise on a member of your team who may be able to assist..

    Our financial resources are very limited but we can assist with reasonable travel costs.

    yours in anticipation.

    Andrew Luff

    • NHS England says:

      Thank you for your comment Andrew,

      I have passed on your details and request to Dr Dominic Slowie, his office will respond shortly.