Mr David Clift was appointed to his present post in 1993.  Commenced his nursing career in 1963 at St Mathew’s Hospital, Burntwood before working at Burton General Hospital as a charge nurse in the Accident and Emergency Department.  He has gained a wide experience of Health Service Management, working in senior posts at Stafford and Birmingham.  Mr Clift has also worked in the community health sector and in teaching. He was Director of Nursing at Lichfield and Tamworth prior to joining Burton in 1991.