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A message from Janet Lippett, Chief Medical Officer

Hello and welcome, I'm Janet Lippett, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), welcome. Here you will be able to find many helpful things about what the medical workforce team do and can provide for you.

You would be joining a Trust that prides itself on providing high quality care, being resourceful and always aspiring to improve - a Trust that CAREs, no surprise then that we picked those as our core values. You will also find we are a friendly bunch, you would join a long established family and I hope you will soon come to experience our famous "RBFT spirit".

I joined the Trust in 2007 as a Consultant Geriatrician and having trained elsewhere, I knew little of the Trust other than what I'd researched for my interview. I was struck by the range of services, the friendly staff and the can do attitude. I'm now proud to be the CMO and represent the doctors in an organisation that has those key components.

I'll leave the experts to explain the details about medical workforce but suffice to say working closely with them will improve your time at the Trust. From recruitment and employment matters to education and learning, they should be your first port of call for may things and if they can't help they'll certainly be able to signpost you to the right place.

That said, although the medical workforce team are there to support and advise they don't replace the line management and support that your clinical lead or supervisor can provide; the team work closely with the clinical leads. I'm also here to support and advocate for you. I have a formal function as Responsible Officer for Consultants and SAS doctors, supported by our Revalidation and Appraisal co-ordinator. I'm assisted in medical HR matters by the medical workforce team, of course, but also by the Medical Associate Director of Professional Standards.

We hope you will join our Trust and enjoy your time with us, and please do drop us a line if we can do anything to improve your experience.

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