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9 September, 2019 - 12:48 By Kate Sweeney

Healthcare heavyweight earmarked for Feedback chair

Rory Shaw

Cambridge-based Feedback plc, a specialist medical imaging technology company, has appointed Professor Rory Shaw as non-executive deputy chairman.

Current non-executive chairman, Dr Alastair Riddell, intends to retire at the next AGM when it is intended that Prof Shaw will take the chair.

At that time he will step down  from his post as medical director of Feedback Medical Limited, the company’s operating subsidiary, which he has held since June 2018. The functions of the post will be covered internally.

Prof Shaw has extensive managerial and overseas trade experience as well as a strong academic and clinical background. 

Over the last year he has contributed to the development of the company’s new strategy and to building relationships with the UK medical community.

Prof Shaw was previously the medical director of Healthcare UK within the Department of International Trade. 

Over the previous 15 years, he has been medical director of three NHS Trusts; North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and the Hammersmith Hospital NHS Trust. 

In 2001, he was appointed by the then Minister of Health as the first chairman of the National Patient Safety Agency and was also a non-executive director of the NHS Litigation Authority. 

Prof Shaw’s clinical specialty is respiratory and general medicine. He has been published extensively in academic journals and was also a professor of respiratory medicine at Imperial College School of Medicine.

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