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Trust appoints new Deputy Medical Director

Dr Robin Proctor

Dr Robin Proctor has been appointed as a new Deputy Medical Director for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT).

Dr Proctor is currently the Clinical Director for the Trust’s Core Clinical Services Care Group – a position he has held for four years. He joined the Trust in 2012, working firstly as a Consultant Radiologist and then Clinical Lead in Radiology before becoming the care group’s Clinical Director.

Since 2018, he has spearheaded the establishment of a successful Clinical Radiology Global Fellows Programme in partnership with the Royal College, Health Education England and Apollo Hospitals to bring experienced radiologists to England from India on an “Earn, Learn, Return” basis. UHMBT piloted this with six colleagues having joined us so far and the scheme is being rolled out across England with offers having been made to approximately 30 doctors so far.

He is also the Chair of the Integrated Care System’s Diagnostic and International Radiology Steering Groups and a member of the Faculty Board of the Royal College of Radiologists.

As Deputy Medical Director, Dr Proctor will promote close working between all of the Trust’s five care groups and take a leading role in quality and safety within the Trust. He will continue to be involved in undergraduate education for radiology and ethics teaching within Lancaster Medical School at Lancaster University.

Dr Proctor said: “I am extremely excited to be taking on this role. UHMBT is a very special place to work, both rewarding and challenging with exceptional staff.

“As Deputy Medical Director I will work closely with our Bay Health and Care Partners and wider Integrated Care System (ICS) to ensure that care is not only right for the individual but that as a system we are providing great care, at the right time and in the right place for everybody across Morecambe Bay.”

Dr Shahedal Bari, Medical Director, UHMBT, said: “I am delighted that Robin has been appointed in the role of Deputy Medical Director and I am confident he will bring a lot to the role from his previous appointments and work with the ICS.”

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