Hampshire Hospitals appoints new chief medical officer

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s has appoints Dr Lara Alloway as the new chief medical officer.

Dr Lara Alloway took over as Hampshire Hospitals’ chief medical officer at the beginning of September. Her medical background is in palliative care and she has worked at the Trust since becoming a consultant in 2005, holding a number of leadership positions, including medical director.

Dr Alloway said. “It is a real honour to be taking on this role and I would like to pay tribute to my predecessor Dr Andrew Bishop, who has led the Trust as chief medical officer since the formation of Hampshire Hospitals in 2012. I would also to express my thanks to my friend and colleague Dr Nicki Hutchinson for the work she has done as interim chief medical officer in recent months.”

“I am passionate about providing the best possible quality of care to our patients and enthusiastic about supporting our outstanding staff to provide that care. One of my priorities will be to make sure that all of our patients get access to the same level of high-quality treatment while they are in our care.”

“We have strong relationships with all of our partners in health and social care across Hampshire and I’m excited by the opportunities we have to work together to ensure the best care for the people of Hampshire, now and in the long term.”