Stephen Davies retires as group medical director of Medica

Dr Stephen Davies, Medica

Dr Stephen Davies will retire from his position as Medica group medical director and as an executive director of the board in May, after more than seven years in the role.

He will be succeeded by clinical director Dr Robert Lavis, who joined the leadership team at the teleradiology services provider in September, having worked as a reporting radiologist for the company for six years.

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Rob Lavis, Medica

Lavis is also a consultant radiologist and former clinical director at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Before joining Medica, Davies worked as a consultant radiologist at several NHS and private settings, including medical charity Cobalt Imaging, Nuffield Health, Spire Hospital in Cardiff and Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

‘There have been many highlights to speak of but the transformation of Medica into the leading, clinically-led teleradiology company in the UK and the subsequent successful listing of the company on the London Stock Exchange are amongst the main achievements,’ said Davies.

‘I have personally worked alongside Robert Lavis over the past four months and have no doubt he will continue the drive to improve and evolve the clinical governance and quality of the service we deliver at Medica.’

Lavis added: ‘In my role as a radiologist at Medica and in my short time as clinical director, I have seen the impact that Stephen has made to the clinical processes and governance at the company.

‘I am committed to continuing his excellent work and using my experience and expertise to continue to improve the quality of our service.’

In November, Medica expanded into the Irish market with the £14.5m acquisition of Global Diagnostics Ireland.