David Eltringham


David joined SCAS in March 2023 after spending the past four and a half years as Managing Director at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Nuneaton, one of three District General Hospitals that make up the Foundation Group. Prior to this, David was Chief Operating Officer at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, during which time he also supported NHS Improvement Midlands & East, as Senior Winter Adviser.

David has a particularly strong patient focus, underpinned by his clinical background and active nurse registration. His considerable expertise in system wide urgent and emergency care will be extremely valuable in leading SCAS as it seeks to further integrate health and social care through its key role as care navigator.

“I am committed to developing those around me to be the very best that they can be. I think that my expertise in this area will be of great value to SCAS.”

Upon announcing his appointment, Professor Sir Keith Willett, SCAS Chair, said: “I am excited to welcome David to the SCAS Board. He brings a wealth of experience, a passion for working with ambulance services and a strong track record in service improvement. This will certainly support SCAS in the delivery of its ambitious strategy and ultimately in the delivery of the best possible care for our patients and their families.”

Black and white photo of David Eltringham in front of South Central Ambulance Signage