Ambulance Trust appoints new Deputy Medical Director

New Deputy Medical Director Tom Davis.

New Deputy Medical Director Tom Davis.

Dr Tom Davis joined the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) on 29 February.

A practicing GP, Tom joins from NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) where he was the Primary Care Transformation Lead. Tom has a broad range of NHS experience having worked for CCGs, NHS 111, GP practices and hospitals.

Tom said, “I look forward to meeting as many of the staff as possible over the coming months. Already I have met members of the organisation who have inspired me with their passion, dedication and enthusiasm to do the best for the patients they serve. As the NHS faces a challenging time it is vital we promote the excellent care and experience patients receive on a daily basis. I am certain that together we can build on this and aspire to make EEAST a leading mobile healthcare provider in the future look NHS.”

The Trust’s Chief Executive Robert Morton said, “I am delighted that Tom is joining our service. Tom brings a wealth of skills and experience, which will help us as we transition to different ways of working and treating patients. This is another positive step as we look to put in place a stable and permanent leadership team that will drive forward patient care.”

The appointment follows the announcement in January of Lindsey Stafford-Scott as Director of People and Culture, who will join in April, and Kevin Smith as Director of Finance and Commissioning. Dr Davis will work alongside interim Medical Director Dr Andy Carson while the Trust looks to recruit a permanent Medical Director.