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Dr Caroline Kavanagh appointed as joint medical director

by Sarah Turner | Mar 20, 2024

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Caroline Kavanagh as joint Medical Director for Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust (CCS) and Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C).

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Matthew Winn, joint Chief Executive of the organisations, said: “We are so pleased to appoint Caroline who brings great experience and shares our values and passion for great community care. We look forward to welcoming Caroline into both trusts and developing children and adults care at home services even further.”

Caroline said: “I am delighted to have been appointed into the role of medical director and look forward to working with teams to improve care for patients. NCH&C and CCS both have an excellent reputation as being great places to work, I am excited to be joining both organisations.”

Caroline qualified and trained as a paediatrician in Northern Ireland and undertook specialist respiratory paediatric training in Belfast and the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. She has been a consultant paediatrician since 2007 with the majority of her career spent at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Trust (NNUH).

Highlights of Caroline’s career to date include leading the work that enabled NNUH to attain children's cystic fibrosis specialist centre accreditation and leading the emergency department to achieve their first ever CQC 'Good' rating.

Whilst at NNUH she was responsible for doctors’ professional standards and is an appraiser for the East of England. She was the Associate Medical Director for urgent care chairing the Central Norfolk Alliance of PLACE boards, leading work to improve care for patients across North, Central and South Norfolk.

Caroline lives in Norfolk with her husband and two sons.

Caroline will start in early July 2024.


For further information, please contact Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust’s communications team on 0300 555 6655 or email

Photo credit: Charlottegrayphotography

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