What is the Role of
Chief of Medicine?
The Chief of Medicine is responsible for implementing a vision and direction for the medicine directorate. The Division of Medicine covers all the medical specialties from the front door, through to the wards, outpatients and specialist community services.
The Dudley Group’s visions and values are a key focus in this delivery, making sure that the outcome of patients is at the heart of the care that is delivered across all roles.
The Chief of Medicine also has responsibility for listening to and addressing the concerns and needs of doctors in training, to make sure that The Dudley Group continues to be a great place to work.
The Chief of Medicine’s office is directly opposite the junior doctor mess by the main entrance. All doctors in training are welcome to knock on the door if there are any particular concerns they wish to discuss.
OUR PEOPLE, THEIR INSIGHTS -
DR JANE DALE
Jane Dale provides an overview of her role as Chief of Medicine at The Dudley Group.
"All doctors in training are welcome to knock on the door if there are any particular concerns they wish to discuss. ."
A key focus of the Chief of Medicine is overseeing the medicine rota. A core aspect of this is modelling the number of patients coming in the front door and matching the number of available doctors to the times when increased patient flow is predicted. This is all co-ordinated to ensure a minimum staffing level that meets the Royal College of Physicians recommendations is met. We have recruited to ensure that all slots are filled and plan to further expand on doctors’ posts where these are required.