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Nottingham hospitals appoints new Medical Director

Dr Manjeet Shehmar has been appointed as the new Medical Director at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH).

Currently, Chief Medical Officer at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Dr Shehmar will join NUH in July.

A Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr Shehmar graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 1998.

Prior to joining Walsall Healthcare Trust in 2019 as Deputy Medical Director, Dr Shehmar worked at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust where she was Clinical Director for Gynaecology, Theatres and Fertility.

As well as her clinical roles, Dr Shehmar was an executive member of the Association of Early Pregnancy Units UK and was involved in setting up the Tommy’s Miscarriage Research Centre at Birmingham.

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She has authored several research and educational publications and national guidelines and teaches regularly on national and international speciality courses.

She has held national roles with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and has been a Trustee and patient advocate for the Pregnancy Sickness Society after her own experience with hyperemesis (severe vomiting in pregnancy).

Dr Shehmar is passionate about raising standards to provide the best patient care, putting patients first and supporting an environment where staff can work to their highest abilities. She will continue to work clinically as a consultant at NUH alongside her role as Medical Director.

Speaking about her appointment, Dr Shehmar said: “Everyone was so friendly and welcoming at NUH and I am excited to be part of a clinically led organisation with highly accomplished and dedicated staff. I am honoured and look forward to working with the team towards a caring and ambitious future for our patients.”

Dr Shehmar will become a voting member of the Board of Directors at NUH and will sit on the executive leadership team, reporting to Chief Executive Anthony May.

Welcoming her appointment, Anthony said: “I am delighted to welcome Dr Shehmar to NUH. She is an experienced medical professional with a clear passion and commitment to making improvements for our patients and our staff. I look forward to working with her.”

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