Today Professor Martin
Elliott was announced as the new Co-Medical Director at the Trust. Professor Elliott is the Trust's Chief of
Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Director of Transplantation and the Tracheal
Service, and will replace Mr Robert Evans, Consultant Orthodontist.
Mr Evans decided to step
down some time ago (announced to staff on 12 May 2010) after almost four years
in the role to return to full time clinical practice.
Chief Executive Dr Jane Collins
made the announcement saying:
“We are sorry to lose Rob
in this role, but delighted he will continue in his clinical work in the
hospital as Consultant Orthodontist. He
will continue to lead on information governance and will remain the Caldicott
Guardian. We are grateful for his
dedicated work in the area of patient safety, in his leadership as well as behind
the scenes work leading to cultural and practice changes in moving us towards
achieving Zero Harm. He also played a major role with the Clinical Governance
and Safety Team in achieving NHSLA level 2.
"We were very pleased
indeed to have three strong internal candidates for the position all of whom
were commended by the external assessor.
Those of you who know Martin will be as delighted as I am at his appointment.”
Professor Elliott is in
discussion with Mr Evans to agree exactly when he will take over the role.
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