Dr David Whittington was an inner city General Practitioner based in Tower Hamlets for 25 years. He joined the Hurley Group in 2011 working as Local Medical Director at Harold Wood polyclinic (Kings park Surgery and Harold wood walk in centre). For the last 16 years, he has been a part of the Consultant team at The Royal London Hospital Emergency Department, supervising junior staff in ED and managing the Urgent Care Centre. He is a part of HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) working on the Physician Response Unit, covering a wide range of pre-hospital medicine and trauma.As Urgent Care Medical Director for The Hurley Group, he is responsible for the Hurley Group portfolio of Urgent Care Centres and Walk in Centres. Dr Whittington is very involved with the interface between General Practice and A&E and is currently working on the government’s initiative to enable patients to get the best care in the most appropriate setting. Outside of work he enjoys walking a rather large dog and entertaining his grandchild.