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Trust announces new Medical Director

Dr Shahedal Bari, Chair of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Lung Cancer Network Site Specific Group (NSSG), Deputy Medical Director and Director of Post Graduate Medical Education has been announced as the new Medical Director of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT).

Dr Bari, who joined the Trust in 2010 as Consultant for Respiratory Medicine and General Internal Medicine, said: “I am humbled and privileged to be appointed as the Trust’s new Medical Director. My family is proud and supportive and they will continue to support me through this exciting new challenge.

“I have a strategic vision and understand the need for transformational change in regional and local organisations through the work of the Integrated Care System (Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria) and Integrated Care Partnership (Bay Health and Care Partners), and how this may affect secondary care, population health and patient care.”

As part of work to improve the cancer pathway and through the Better Care Together strategy, Dr Bari and his respiratory colleagues at UHMBT started one stop clinics for patients with symptoms that could indicate lung cancer. One stop clinics aim to provide a more effective service for patients, with quicker diagnosis and minimal waiting times for appointments.

In 2017, the Trust’s respiratory team introduced an Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) which uses a camera and ultrasound guided needle to take a biopsy of lymph nodes – meaning patients received their results for conditions such as lung cancer within three days

Dr Bari, who lives in Lancashire, added: “I have to praise all of my colleagues who I have worked with over the years who have been so dedicated to help shape the fantastic service we have today.”

Dr Bari brings a wealth of experience to the role of Medical Director – he has worked as Deputy Medical Director for the Trust since 2016 and Director of Medical Education since 2014. Dr Bari will continue do respiratory clinical work as part of his new role.

Through his new role Dr Bari will focus on improving safety, mortality, quality and performance to continue to aid a positive culture at the Trust; support colleagues; treat colleagues and patients fairly and honestly and provide compassionate leadership. He introduced Cultural Transformation Tool to this Trust – the first within the Vanguard trusts in 2016-17.

Dr Bari added: “The job of medical director requires serious commitment with a passion for improving healthcare for the local population. It requires a considerable amount of willpower, resilience, integrity, leadership, determination, openness and reliability which are my values.

“I am passionate about delivering compassionate care with safety and quality, through shared leadership and accountability to improve Trust performance; working with staff, people, and patients to offer the best value for NHS resource and progress to a sustainable healthcare system where care, training and quality will flourish.”

Through his role as Deputy Medical Director, Dr Bari led significant changes to improve mortality, safety, leading patient safety unit and supporting cancer care across the three main hospital sites.

He also established a new structure to improve mortality rates and a stronger framework for reporting as well introducing training and learning tools for staff around mortality.

He was awarded Doctor of the Year award at the Trust’s 2015 Health Hero awards.

The appointment of Dr Bari follows the departure of Professor David Walker, who left the Trust to join the Mid and South Essex Hospitals Group as Chief Medical Officer.

Aaron Cummins, Chief Executive, UHMBT, said: “I am delighted to announce that Dr Bari has been appointed as our new Medical Director. This is an exciting and challenging time and Dr Bari’s wealth of experience and knowledge of the Trust, Better Care Together and our Bay Health and Care Partners will be invaluable. I look forward to working with Dr Bari as we continue to drive up standards of quality and care for our patients and staff.”

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People from the Barrow area have more confidence to manage their musculoskeletal conditions thanks to exercise programme

Twelve people from Barrow, Millom and Dalton, have been attending an exercise programme at the gym at Hoops Basketball Centre, Barrow, to help them cope with osteoarthritis (chronic joint pain) of the knee and hip, and initial feedback has been

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2 responses to “People from the Barrow area have more confidence to manage their musculoskeletal conditions thanks to exercise programme”

  1. Pat Allison says:

    Are there any plans to do this in other areas. I have psoriatic & chronic osteoarthritis and live in Silverdale, any chance of something similar at WGH.

    Retired Nurse

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Mental health support teams in Morecambe Bay schools

Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been successful in their bid to be awarded a trailblazer initiative by NHS England which will see the implementation of Mental Health Support Teams in schools. Enough funding has been secured for two

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Support group has been a lifeline for people with respiratory conditions in Barrow and Ulverston

Carry on Breathing has been running in Barrow and Ulverston for around three years and offers support for people with respiratory conditions including, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, heart failure and cancer. Fred Hooker, 76, of Askham, was diagnosed

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Learning at Work – A day in the life of another Apprentice!

‘Learning at work week’ we hosted an apprentice swap with Bay Health and Care partners careers team to give four apprentices across both trusts an opportunity to spend ‘a day in the life’ of another apprentice to learn about the

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  1. Ann keggen says:

    What a wonderful idea, it sounds as if all parties gained a lot from the day
    Well done to them for taking part

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Bay Health and Care Partners newsletter Spring edition

Read our spring edition of the Bay Health and Care Partners newsletter with latest news from across the bay https://view.pagetiger.com/BHCP-News/spring2019

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UHMBT to crown its Health Heroes

Staff at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) will find out who has been victorious at the 2018/2019 Health Heroes Awards on Friday 22 March 2019. The annual staff awards ceremony will kick off at 6.30pm at

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  1. James says:

    I am pleased to learn of UHMBT are planning to hand out rewards to staff. I have seen some of the above staff during my stays in Lancaster Royal Infirmary on eight occasions since April 2016.

    However, from my experience, I believe that all doctors, nursing and ancillary staff should receive an award for the dedication and care they provide to patients. I cannot praise the staff more in A & E, the AMU, and Coronary Care. The food was better than I’ve had in a pub lunch and some hotels.

    My grateful thanks to you all.

    Dr Jim

  2. Pharmsmart says:

    Thanks for sharing this.

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Staff, volunteers and partners welcome at our Brilliant Bay Day

Staff, volunteers and our Bay Health and Care Partners are officially invited to celebrate a day of inspirational improvements from across Morecambe Bay. The LiA Brilliant Bay Day will take place on Thursday 28 March 2019, from 9am-4.30pm, at Castle Green Hotel,

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Physiotherapist trial in GP surgeries already proving a success

The introduction of ‘first contact’ physiotherapists at GP practices in the Bay area have enabled over 200 patients to be seen since November 2018. The new clinics are being trialled at Bay Medical Group in Morecambe, Ashtrees Health Centre in

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It’s not too late to have your flu jab!

The health service in Morecambe Bay is encouraging people to have their flu jab if they haven’t already to protect themselves and their families. Dr Geoff Jolliffe, Barrow GP and Clinical Chair of Morecambe Bay CCG, said: “Flu can be

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  1. Denis Lidstone NED says:

    I have received a flue jab from my GP

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