Following a rigorous recruitment process, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals have appointed a Medical Director.

Dr Tim Noble, currently one of the Trust’s Deputy Medical Directors, will take over the position in late March. He replaces current post-holder, Mr Sewa Singh, who announced in November 2019 of his plans to retire following 20 years of service.

Tim oversees professional standards for medical teams throughout the organisation. Prior to this, the Doncaster resident oversaw the hospitals’ respiratory medicine service, as well as undertaking two Clinical Director posts from 2010 through to 2017.

Tim, who qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School in London in 1989, was born and raised in York. After five years of medical training, he practised in a number of hospitals in the south of England. 

In 1995, Dr Noble returned to the North of England and completed a research project at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, qualifying as a specialist in respiratory medicine in 2002. A move to Barnsley Hospital followed in 2003 and Tim started his career at DBTH in 2006 as a Consultant Respiratory Physician.

Tim said: “I am delighted to have been appointed Medical Director at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals. As a Trust, we have some incredibly talented health professionals, and, working alongside the extended team, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to build upon the impressive work of my predecessor, Mr Sewa Singh, and further improve the quality of care, treatment and experience that we offer to our patients.

“These are changing times for the NHS, both locally and nationally. With an increased focus on technology, as well as an appetite to do things differently, I think it presents an incredible opportunity to advance what we do as a Trust, enhancing safety, working smarter and ultimately, being better for local people.

“As a proud Yorkshire man, and someone who has spent a great deal of my working life caring for the people of Doncaster, Worksop and the wider area, I am incredibly passionate about this Trust. On a personal note, Doncaster Royal Infirmary is where my daughter was born, and these are the hospitals which care for my friends and family. I have a vested interest in ensuring DBTH is the very best it can be for our communities.”

Chief Executive of DBTH, Richard Parker OBE, said: "I am confident that Tim will further enhance our patient services, ultimately helping us in our aim to be the safest Trust in England, outstanding in all that we do.

I hope you will join me in wishing Tim the very best of luck in his role new, as well as expressing our heartfelt thanks to Sewa. As a Trust, we have benefited immensely from Sewa’s expertise, insight and skills, both in his clinical practice and as Medical Director, and on behalf of everyone at the Trust, I wish him the very happiest and healthiest of retirements."