Published: 19 July, 2018

yogi-sharma.jpggtd healthcare is delighted to announce the appointment of a Medical Director to the organisation.

Dr Yogi Sharma brings a wealth of experience and expertise and will drive forward the clinical and professional leadership of all medical staff.

An experienced consultant in emergency medicine, Dr Sharma has substantial experience in senior leadership roles working locally as a clinical director and as an associate medical director at Tameside Hospital. He has a wealth of international experience including his most recent role as the vice chairman in emergency medicine in Qatar where one of his responsibilities was managing urgent and walk-in centres. Before joining gtd healthcare, Dr Sharma worked as an emergency department consultant at North Manchester General Hospital.

Speaking about his new challenge, Dr Sharma said he is excited and ambitious, and is determined to maintain the quality of services already embedded within gtd healthcare.

"I very much see my position as one that complements the existing senior medical infrastructure including primary care and urgent care GP clinical leads,” he said.

"I’m confident my emergency department experience along with their primary and urgent care skill mix will be of huge benefit to patients and gtd healthcare’s wider clinical workforce.

"Key to my role is to build an even stronger clinical workforce, sustain quality and ensure staff receive the correct training, development, mentorship and pastoral care.

"I am determined to grow the workforce to ensure it meets the needs of urgent and primary care, and to benefit patients and the services they receive.

"Breaking down barriers, working in partnership with clinical commissioning groups, hospital trusts and other healthcare providers, multidisciplinary team working and integrating services is so important to delivering the best possible patient outcomes.”

David Beckett, gtd healthcare’s chief executive, said Dr Sharma’s appointment is a great coup for the organisation.

"Yogi’s enthusiasm and experience will have a ripple effect across the organisation,” he said.

"He has made a big positive impact on all the staff he’s met already.

"Yogi’s extensive experience in the urgent and emergency care sector will be a huge benefit both to us and, I’m sure, our partners. Having dedicated medical and professional leadership coupled with his infectious drive to further improve systems and services will undoubtedly have a hugely positive impact across our geographical footprint.”