Two new Deputy Medical Directors Appointed
Dr Alan Hart-Thomas and Mr David Crampsey started in their new roles on 1 February and they will provide strategic leadership across surgery and integrated care, as well as having a corporate portfolio supporting the medical director.
David, who is deputy medical director for surgery, is an ear, nose and throat consultant who has moved from Glasgow. He lives in Skipton and outside of work enjoys travelling, running, clay shooting, cooking and socialising with friends. “Being DMD for Surgery at Airedale is an exciting opportunity for me to work in a progressive trust which has consistently punched above its weight – and has pioneered several healthcare innovations which have gained national recognition. On a personal note, I’m looking forward to my first telemedicine clinic!
“The leadership challenge for me is to make sure that change reflects the aspirations of the people who use our services for the best possible care, locally wherever possible. With new partnerships of patients, commissioners and providers emerging, I think we have a real chance to improve that offering. I have worked in other healthcare systems in the UK and New Zealand and hope to bring some of that experience to help build on Airedale’s excellent reputation.”
Dr Alan Hart-Thomas is a respiratory consultant who has worked at the Trust for 2 years. He also lives in Skipton and outside of work likes to explore the Yorkshire Dales with his Jack Russell and enjoys travelling and wine tasting, especially in California and Australia. He loves living in the area as “there is always something going on, such as Skipton Sheep Day! And it feels like being in a real community.”
Dr Hart-Thomas says of the Trust: “It feels really great to be part of an organisation with an eye on the future of the health for the local population. The development of an integrated care system, with partners from health, social care, mental health, community services, and voluntary sector is a really exciting opportunity for us, to provide increasingly high quality care for everyone in a time of tighter fiscal budgets.”
“I moved from Calderdale and Huddersfield after 6 years there gaining experience as a respiratory consultant and medical manager, for the opportunity to develop health services in the area I actually live in – I have a vested interest being a resident. I am passionate about developing my local services – I may well need them some day!”