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Monday 27 September 2021
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Chair of Divisions

Richard Warner

Dr Richard Warner

Chair of Division of Integrated Care

Richard graduated from St George’s in London in 1997 and moved to the North-West in 2002 to complete his registrar training in Gastroenterology and General Medicine.  Towards the end he realised that his real passion was for assessing and treating acutely unwell adults.


He was appointed as Acute Physician and Gastroenterologist at Salford Royal in 2007 and is now the Clinical Director for Emergency Medicine and Care of the Elderly.

Outside work Richard supports students locally who are interested in applying to study medicine. He also enjoys motorbikes and travel.


David Fitzgerald

Dr David Fitzgerald

Chair of Division of Clinical Support Services & Tertiary Medicine


David did his undergraduate training  at the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester, graduating in 1986. He undertook general medical training in the Greater Manchester area and then dermatology specialist training in Stoke-on-Trent and Liverpool.  He completed a one year Fellowship at Yale University, Connecticut, USA in 1996-7.

He took up his present Consultant Dermatologist post at Salford Royal in 1998 and since then has worked both at the Salford site and within Salford Royal's service at Fairfield General Hospital, Bury. He led the development of the Salford Royal-run services at both Bury and, more recently, Stockport.

He has previously been Clinical Lead for the Bury Dermatology Service, Clinical Lead for Outpatients at Salford Royal and, more recently, Clinical Director for Dermatology and Tertiary Medicine.

He was the first Chair of the Salford Royal Local Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Team and is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists’ Skin Cancer Committee as well as having been  a regular member  of skin cancer peer review teams for NHS England. 


Roger Laitt

Dr Roger Laitt

Roger originally trained as a Civil Engineer before taking up a career in Medicine. He graduated from Manchester University in 1987 and trained in General Medicine on the Birmingham rotation. His Radiology training was on the Bristol training scheme when he developed an interest in Neuroradiology. His specialist Neuroradiology training was performed in Bristol and Manchester.


He also obtained sub specialty training in Interventional Neuroradiology in Nottingham, UK, and Gothenburg, Sweden. He was appointed as Consultant Neuroradiologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1996 and transferred to Salford with Neuroscience service reconfiguration in 2002.


He is past secretary of the UK Neurointerventional group and is currently a member of the British Society of Neuroradiology Committee. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester University and has written a number of peer review papers.


He was Clinical Director of Radiology for four years prior to taking up his role as Chair of the Division in July 2010.



Jonathan Vickers

Mr Jonathan Vickers

Chair of Division of Surgery


Jonathan graduated in Medicine from the University of Bristol in 1986, having completed an intercalated BSc in biochemistry  in 1983. He trained as a general and specialist upper gastrointestinal surgeon in the South West of England. He was awarded MD in 1996, a Hunterian Professorship in 1997, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998. He took up his first consultant surgeon post Weston Super Mare (also honorary consultant surgeon at Bristol Royal Infirmary) in 2000.


Jonathan relocated to Salford in 2004 as a consultant general and Upper GI surgeon. He was clinical director for general surgical specialities from 2006 to 2010, and became Lead Cancer Clinician for the Trust in 2012. He is also the current Pathway Board Lead for Oesophago gastric cancer in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.