MDDUS appoint two members to new streamlined board

PRESS RELEASE

MDDUS is pleased to welcome Dr Joanna Bayley and Professor Iain Cameron as non-executive directors of the Board. These additions come as seven Board members have retired after a combined 142 years of dedicated service to MDDUS.

Dr Bayley is a GP and chief executive of the Gloucester GP Consortium, which provides primary care to deprived communities and of GDoc, the countywide GP provider in Gloucestershire. She is a clinical associate to the New Care Models programme of NHS England and advisor to the Care Quality Commission. She was previously the medical director of Gloucestershire Care Services and of Forward Thinking Birmingham, a mental health provider.

Before becoming a GP, Dr Bayley trained in emergency medicine and intensive care, with membership of Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

Dr Bayley was awarded an MA in medical law and ethics from the University of Manchester and has studied transformational change in healthcare at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. She has a particular interest in clinical governance.

Iain Cameron is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. After graduating in medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1980, he underwent postgraduate clinical and research training in Edinburgh, Melbourne and Cambridge.

Professor Cameron held the Regius Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Glasgow from 1993 and moved to Southampton in 1999. His main clinical and research interests are reproductive endocrinology and investigation of the impact of the maternal environment on early pregnancy.

He was chair of Medical Schools Council, the body that represents the UK medical schools, from 2013-16 and was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust in 2011.

MDDUS chairman Dr Benny Sweeney said: “I am delighted to welcome Dr Joanna Bayley and Professor Iain Cameron to our Board.

“Dr Bayley has extensive interests in new models of care and new ways of working, while Professor Cameron brings knowledge of medical education that will help us engage with medical schools north and south of the border. Their expertise will be invaluable as our refreshed and more streamlined Board face the challenges ahead.”

While two new members have joined the Board, seven have now stepped down, namely Ian Anderson, Professor Alastair Chambers, Dr Judith Chapman, Professor Hilary Critchley, Dr John Garner, Professor Gillian Needham and Dr Donald Pearson.

Dr Sweeney added: “I would like to acknowledge the dedicated service of our seven retiring Board members. The professionalism, commitment, guidance and integrity that they have collectively contributed across a combined 142 years of service is nothing short of remarkable.”

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For further information contact Richard Hendry on 0333 0434444 or 07976 272266, or email rihendry@mddus.com.

Note to editors

MDDUS (The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland) is a medical and dental defence organisation providing access to professional indemnity and expert medico- and dento-legal advice for doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals throughout the UK.

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