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New Medical Director brings wealth of experience to role

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Dr RansonThe Isle of Man’s new Medical Director Dr Rosalind Ransonhas been welcomed in her new role by the health and social care leadership team.   

Dr Ranson has extensive experience as a senior medical leader in the NHS in England and was recently awarded Senior Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. A clinician for more than 25 years and an experienced medical director, Dr Ranson has held national positions at the General Medical Council, as a member of the Commission on Human Medicines and most recently as professional advisor to the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.

Dr Ranson was appointed following a recruitment process in autumn 2019 chaired by Sir Jonathan Michael and joins the executive leadership team in DHSC. As the most senior doctor in the Isle of Man, her new role has a wide remit for all services across the health and social care system. 

DHSC interim CEO Kathryn Magson said:

‘On behalf of the department I would like to thank Dr Tim Kerruish for his work as interim medical director at Noble’s Hospital, and to welcome Dr Ranson. She brings an impressive breadth of experience to the role having worked in primary, community and acute care and in key roles at a national level including in the area of regulation. This offers a strong combination of practical and strategic experience and a level of insight which will be invaluable as we develop integrated health and care services. I’m confident Dr Ranson’s expertise will bring great benefit to the Isle of Man.’

She added:

‘Dr Ranson will be responsible for ensuring the quality of medical care provided to the public. She will also work alongside colleagues to implement the recommendations of Sir Jonathan Michael’s Independent Review of the Island’s health and social care system. The Medical Director is a key position in the executive team of the DHSC, influencing strategy, policy and legislation while ensuring that the needs of patients, service users and those advocating on their behalf, are understood and held paramount.'

Dr Ranson said:

‘I am delighted to be here on the Isle of Man and am very much looking forward to working with everyone at this time of considerable change. I am committed to listening to all stakeholders ensuring that we work together, to improve and transform services to meet the needs of the people who live here. This is a beautiful island and I am grateful for the warm welcome that I have received already.’

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