The Power List 2021 – Front(line) and Center
Martin is Consultant Clinical Biochemist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals in the UK. At the start of the pandemic, he worked with NHS Supplies to organize the deployment of blood gas analyzers to COVID-19 Nightingale hospitals in England. He is Expert Advisor on the DHSC Technology Validation Group for SARS-CoV-2 testing and Chair of the Trust’s Point-of-Care Testing Committee. As head of POCT, Martin introduced a COVIDNET in his hospitals to test all admitted patients for SARS-CoV-2, significantly reducing nosocomial infection; this now extends to other use cases. Earlier this year, he received a Lifetime Achievement award from the NHS.