Change is afoot with a clinician at the helm


Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Dr Pete Calveley’s recent appointment as chief operating officer for Four Seasons Healthcare may be seen as a finger-post to the direction in which the corporate end of the care home sector is likely to develop. As former medical director of a Primary Care Trust, Dr Calveley sees care homes as taking on a significant part of the clinical burden currently shouldered by acute hospitals in the NHS. Dr Calveley has had many roles during the 15 years he spent with the NHS before joining Four Seasons, a corporate giant with well over 21,000 care home beds across the UK. Apart from being a practising GP, he has been a medical advisor, professional executive and committee chairman within the NHS. More recently he was medical director of the West Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust which achieved a three-star rating (a system now abandoned) under his directorship. “My tasks in each of these roles was varied,” said Dr Calveley at the beginning of our interview. “They included public health needs assessment, service





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