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New medical directors appointed

Liat Sarner, Andrew Wragg, Malik Ramadhan, Remi Odejinmi

Following a competitive process, four new medical directors have been appointed. Heather Noble, Simon Harrod and Edward Rowland leave their posts after six years, and Andrew Kelso is leaving the trust to take up the position of medical dicrector at NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board.

During their tenure, the medical leadership in all of our hospitals has flourished. They have overseen, with our excellent directors of nursing, huge improvements in our clinical governance and the quality and safety of care we provide to our patients has improved significantly throughout our organisation. Alongside this they have provided strong and supportive professional leadership of our doctors. At no time has this been more apparent and important than during the pandemic.

I thank them for their superb leadership over such a long period of time and wish them all well in their future endeavours.

Alistair Chesser, group chief medical officer

A big welcome to our new directors

Newham: Dr Liat Sarner 

Liat is currently deputy medical director at Newham. She is a sexual health consultant, a service she led trust-wide with distinction for many years before her current appointment.

St Bartholomew's: Dr Andrew Wragg

Andrew is a consultant cardiologist based at St Bartholomew's with extensive experience of working at The Royal London. He has been an influential leader in the trust and nationally on quality and safety of patient care. 

The Royal London: Dr Malik Ramadhan 

Malik moves from his current role of divisional director and clinical board chair for emergency medicine and trauma to become medical director. Malik has occupied many senior leadership positions in the trust and brings a wealth of talent and experience to the role.

Whipps Cross: Dr Remi Odejinmi 

Remi joins us as our new medical director. Remi is a consultant anaesthetist at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT), as well as director of inclusion. Remi is a local resident and is greatly looking forward to becoming part of the Whipps Cross team.

Dr Mamta Vaidya has also been appointed to chief medical officer at BHRUT

In addition to the Barts Health appointments, Dr Mamta Vaidya, deputy medical director at The Royal London, has also been appointed as chief medical officer at BHRUT. Mamta is well known throughout Barts Health, especially at The Royal London Hospital where she ran the children's division with distinction for some years. Mamta succeeds Magda Smith who was recently appointed as our deputy chief medical officer.

With our organisations working so closely together, we will continue to see much of her and to benefit from her superb leadership.

Thank you to our outgoing medical directors and a warm welcome to our new ones.


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  1. Derrett Pamela Hanson Wednesday, 16 March 2022 at 11:53 AM

    Congratulations Malik.

  2. Ildiko Papp Wednesday, 16 March 2022 at 02:02 PM

    congratulation to all . But specially to Andrew Wragg. A message from my fiend and ex- colleague Mary Costello Nurse practitioner now retired to Dr.Wragg ." A BIG congratulation and the best man won .Wishing you every happiness in your new post"

  3. Sophia Jones Wednesday, 16 March 2022 at 04:11 PM

    Congratulations!!! Great news.

  4. James Doolin Thursday, 17 March 2022 at 10:17 AM

    Welcome and congratulations to the four of you.
    From a WX perspective, many thanks to Dr Noble and for her continuous support, and welcome Dr Odejinmi!

  5. Rachel Nganjo Saturday, 19 March 2022 at 10:27 AM

    Congratulations and a big welcome to all our new directors and a big thank you and well done to the outgoing bosses! All the best for the future.

  6. Nanaakua Acheampomaa Monday, 21 March 2022 at 02:39 PM

    congratulations to everyone

  7. Vish Ramoutar Monday, 21 March 2022 at 04:44 PM

    Congratulations everybody.
    Dr Andrew Wragg thoroughly deserved the Medical Director position.

  8. Olushola Badru Thursday, 24 March 2022 at 05:09 PM

    Congratulations God Blessed you all Amen

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