New Medical Director for integrated care organisation

Published: 15 October 2015

Rob Dyer
Rob Dyer

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Rob Dyer as Medical Director for the recently formed Integrated Care Organisation (ICO).

The Medical Director plays a key role at Board level, and as part of the Executive Team, in influencing and shaping the Trust’s strategic direction and in driving improvement in quality and safety.

Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Dr Dyer trained in Birmingham and Newcastle and has been a consultant since 1994, first in Northumberland and Newcastle and for the past 17 years at Torbay Hospital. His clinical specialisms are in diabetes, endocrinology and thyroid problems.

Dr Dyer also holds the position of Associate Medical Director for Long Term Conditions and Transformation and has a long-standing interest in integrated care models, patient self-management and prevention in long term conditions. He has experience of management of acute medical admissions and sub-specialty endocrine and thyroid cancer management.

Dr Dyer takes up the role on 1 December 2015 succeeding Dr John Lowes who has held this key position since 2009 (two three-year tenures). Dr Lowes will remain at Torbay Hospital as an acute physician.

Chief Executive Mairead McAlinden said: “Having interviewed some very high calibre candidates, I am delighted that Dr Rob Dyer has been appointed as Medical Director for our new Integrated Care Organisation. Rob has provided clinical leadership in many of the ICO care model projects, and has an excellent understanding of both hospital and community medicine. He has the knowledge, experience and commitment to be a key member of the leadership team which will drive forward the next step of our integration journey.

Commenting on his appointment, Dr Rob Dyer said: “I am very proud to be taking on this role. I have great respect for the people who work in our new organisation who show such dedication to providing the best possible care for the population of South Devon.

“With the support of all of our partners in the Clinical Commissioning Groups, the councils, GPs and the voluntary sector, I think we have the chance of developing a really new and exciting health and social care system that will help us get through what is a very challenging time in the NHS. I know that I will depend on the efforts of many colleagues in making a success of my new job.”