Top medic steps into new East Lancashire’s hospitals trust officer role

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Rineke Schram Rineke Schram

THE most senior medic working at East Lancashire’s hospitals has taken on a slightly reduced role.

Rineke Schram, who has been the hospitals’ medical director since 2006, has moved into the new post of chief medical officer.

The responsibilities of the medical director increased dramatically in the last eight years, so the trust has decided to split the role.

In her new post Mrs Schram will still oversee all aspects of the professional performance of doctors and incorporate the ‘responsible officer’ role. But she will now work in partnership with Dr Ian Stanley, the new interim executive medical director, to improve the quality and delivery of clinical services.

She said the changes were ‘necessary to improve the quality of care and services’.

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6:14pm Wed 29 Jan 14

mavrick says...

Is this the lady who was in charge of Doctors performance since 2006? why is she in a senior post after the damming indictment of the hospital's poor record? why are we rewarding failure? Surely this can not be allowed to continue, this is a political whitewash.
Is this the lady who was in charge of Doctors performance since 2006? why is she in a senior post after the damming indictment of the hospital's poor record? why are we rewarding failure? Surely this can not be allowed to continue, this is a political whitewash. mavrick
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