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Mike Roberts smallerGloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has announced that Dr Mike Roberts has been appointed as Medical Director. Mike joined the Trust as Deputy Medical Director in July 2014 and will now take over as Medical Director from Jo Bayley, who is continuing to work as a GP in Gloucester as well as with the Care Quality Commission.

Mike has extensive experience of health service management, having previously served as Professional Executive Chair for West Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust (PCT), Medical Professional Lead (and Responsible Officer) for Gloucestershire PCT and as a member of the Gloucestershire Local Medical Committee. Mike also has a particular interest in clinical governance and is a member of the Performance Advisory Group of NHS England, which deals with complaints and concerns about GP performance.

He said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as a permanent colleague within the Trust. I qualified as a Doctor in 1982, then worked in a number of hospitals before becoming a GP in Gloucester in 1990. My extensive clinical knowledge and ongoing experience as a practising GP will hopefully provide many benefits to colleagues and service users across the Trust.”