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Jan 21st, 2014 - Four Seasons Health Care appoints Dr. Claire Royston, Group Medical Director, to its board

(20 January 2014) Four Seasons Health Care has appointed Dr. Claire Royston(MB ChB MSc FRCPsych), Group Medical Director, to its board with immediate effect.

Dr. Royston will retain co-ordinating responsibility for integrated governance and quality assurance management; she will develop and support the delivery of strategies and innovation to ensure that Four Seasons leads the independent sector in its clinical excellence and standards of care and she will contribute on behalf of the organisation to national development of key policy and decision making within the healthcare sector.

Four Seasons Health Care will be recruiting for a replacement Medical Director for The Huntercombe Group, its specialist division providing care and treatment in areas of mental health and brain injury.

Dr. Royston said: "These appointments underline that commitment to the highest clinical and care standards are at the core of our organisation and are given priority by the board and by our owners Terra Firma."

Ian Smith, Chairman of Four Seasons said: "I am sure that Claire's outstanding expertise will make an enormous contribution to the delivery of our strategy to develop the business, which is based on providing sector leading quality of care."

Dr. Claire Royston joined Four Seasons Health Care in 2011 as Medical Director for The Huntercombe Group and was appointed as a member of the Senior Management Team in 2013. Previously she helda number of senior positions within the NHS covering both clinical practice and research. She was registered as a specialist in General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry in 1997. She was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2005 and was Vice President of the Royal Society of Medicine between 2004 and 2006. She has published numerous articles and contributed to a series of text books covering scientific and clinical aspects of her field. She lectures nationally and internationally on aspects of health and social care, offender management and the care and treatment of vulnerable individuals particularly in relation to mental capacity and autonomy.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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