Stella Vig has more than 30 years’ experience in the NHS and was appointed as a consultant in vascular and general surgery at Croydon University Hospital in 2006. Her specialist interests are vascular and general surgery. She is also the Clinical Director of Elective Recovery at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, which opened a ‘hospital within a hospital’ to safely continue planned care and surgery during the pandemic. Across London, Stella is also the Regional Clinical Director for General Surgery for the ‘High Volume, Low Complexity’ and ‘Get It Right First Time’ best practice programmes.
With a focus on patient care, developing trainees and supporting colleagues, she has taken leading roles in clinical education, as well as service transformation. These include chairing the JSCT core surgery advisory committee to the four Royal Colleges, and the London Diabetic Foot Network, which brings healthcare professionals together, and has reduced amputation rates across London. Currently she is a National Clinical Director for Elective Care.
She was elected as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Council in 2016.