Professor Tim Hendra qualified as a Geriatrician, is a former Acute Trust Medical Director and Honorary Professor in the Faculty of health and wellbeing at Sheffield Hallam University.
He served as Clinical Director for Medicine at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital (RHH) and was closely involved in the reconfiguration of clinical services during the merger of the two acute hospital Trusts in 2001. He was then appointed Deputy Medical Director for Sheffield Hospitals NHSFT (2001-8).
In 2008 he became Medical Director at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, where he was responsible for governance, risk and patient safety, before moving to the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHSFT in October 2012 as a consultant stroke physician. At the Mid Yorkshire Trust he led a programme to significantly lower the Trust HSMR as well as leading the clinical reconfiguration of clinical services associated with the opening of two new hospitals in Wakefield and Pontefract.
Previously he has been a clinical assessor for the National Clinical Assessment Service (2000-15). Between 2006–16 he was a member, and then chair, of GMC Fitness to Practice Panels. Previously he chaired the national specialist training committee for geriatric medicine and was a member of the national specialist training committee for stroke medicine.
He retired from clinical practice at Chesterfield in May 2016 but remains a Trustee of National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (since 2013) and regularly lectures at Sheffield Hallam University.
He has been the secondary care representative on the Governing Body of the Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group since April 2016, and also chairs their Health Care Advisory group which reviews the clinical services managed by the joint Tameside MBC and CCG – including the Theme 3 plans to reconfigure some clinical services across the whole Manchester area.