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Oxford AHSN appoints first medical director

Guy RonneyDr Guy Rooney is to take on the new position of medical director at the Oxford AHSN. He will have a key role in supporting innovation adoption and strengthening clinical engagement with emerging integrated care systems.

Guy, pictured right, is currently medical director at Great Western Hospitals in Swindon where he has worked for almost 20 years. He starts the new role on 10 June.

Professor Gary Ford, Chief Executive of the Oxford AHSN, said: “We are delighted to have a senior clinical leader like Guy joining us. He will help us in many ways, notably in getting more clinical innovations into practice, ensuring they make a difference to patient outcomes, safety and experience at the earliest opportunity.”

Guy said: “I have maintained strong links with the Thames Valley health system over the years and I look forward to developing these through the Oxford AHSN. I’m really looking forward to working with clinicians to improve the healthcare we deliver through innovation and transformation.”

Guy, who will continue to work as a practising clinician, will liaise closely with the Oxford AHSN’s three programmes: clinical innovation adoption, patient safety & clinical improvement and strategic & industry partnerships.

Guy has been a consultant in sexual health and HIV at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 1999. In 2009 he became an associate medical director at the trust. He was appointed medical director in 2014 and deputy chief executive in 2016. In that year he also took on the role of medical specialist advisor at Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.