Birmingham Community Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Robbie Dedi as its next Chief Medical Officer (CMO). His appointment follows the retirement last week of Professor Doug Simkiss after a long career in BCHC and our predecessor organisations.
Robbie brings extensive experience in a range of senior NHS roles across community, acute and mental health services. He is currently Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Wye Valley NHS Trust with responsibility there for community and acute services. Previous roles include as Deputy Medical Director at Oxford Health NHSFT with a focus on community services and particular success in developing a virtual ward model and strengthening clinical governance across community hospitals. Robbie has also gained considerable experience through senior clinical leadership positions in other trusts. Robbie is his current trust’s senior medical patient safety specialist, and other notable areas of work include clinical job planning, clinical leadership and partnership building across integrated health systems, and all with the needs of the patient at the core. His clinical background is as an acute physician and nephrologist.
With Robbie's start date to be confirmed, Deputy CMO Dr Tonye Sikabofori will take on the role of Interim Chief Medical Officer.
Chief executive Richard Kirby said: "I look forward to welcoming Robbie into our team. In the meantime I’m sure you will join me in wishing Tonye all the very best in the interim role and working with him through the weeks ahead."
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