David Burbridge

Chief Legal Officer
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



David joined University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) as director of corporate affairs in May 2007, following two periods of secondment to the trust as foundation secretary.

Before that, he worked as a solicitor with law firms based in Birmingham, London, Oxford and High Wycombe, specialising in corporate and company law. And before qualifying as a solicitor, he worked in the HM Customs & Excise National Investigation Service, investigating major drug smuggling and serious VAT fraud.

David’s role has developed since joining UHB and now encompasses corporate governance and risk, clinical governance and patient safety, legal services, health and safety, information governance, security and, most recently, EPPR.

David led the trust project team that was responsible for getting the acquisition of HEFT approved by the CMA and NHSI and has played a key part in the management of the trust's COVID-19 response.

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