Trust appoints new Chief Medical Officer

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Published 14.07.2022

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals, has appointed new a Chief Medical Officer, Dr Callum Gardner, to its Board of Directors.

Dr Gardner, will join the Trust on 12 September following the announcement that current Chief Medical Officer, Dr Kanchan Rege, is stepping down to take semi-retirement.

Dr Gardner is currently Medical Director at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, where he has worked since in 2018. Prior to this, he worked for North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust as Deputy Medical Director and Divisional Director for the Emergency and Medicine Division.

He is a consultant acute and general physician with a sub-specialty interest in respiratory medicine. Before joining the NHS, he was a doctor in the Royal Navy for almost 18 years.

Caroline Walker, Chief Executive Officer at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are really pleased to be welcoming Dr Gardner back to our organisation. He has a wealth of experience and will be a great asset to our Board. We are looking forward to working with him.

“I would like to thank Dr Rege for her hard work and dedication as Chief Medical Officer. She has helped lead us through some challenging times, particularly in the past two years of the pandemic.”

Dr Rege will continue working for the Trust in her role as a Consultant Haematologist. She will also continue to support the organisations’ leadership and coaching programmes on a part-time basis.

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