Dominic Slowie is the National Clinical Director for Learning Disability for NHS England.
He established and has chaired the North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Network which was established in 2010 and continues as part of the networks and senate hosted by Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Area Team. The network has been responsible for a number of improvements in the care that people with learning disability receive in a number of healthcare settings.
He is passionate about improving the experiences of health for people with learning disability and is convinced this can only be done effectively through health and social care working seamlessly for the people who need their help.
Dominic is a GP by clinical background, qualifying from Newcastle University in 1991, and continues his clinical work three sessions a week.
He was a senior medical tutor at Newcastle University Medical School and continues to provide a small number of lectures annually using the innovative approach of ‘Operating Theatre’ a professional theatre company that uses stories to challenge and change perspectives on health.